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International Research Center Archive of Women in Music
Responsible according to Section 55 RstV: The Archive of Women in Music is represented by the
International Working Group for Women and Music.

Address:
Archiv Frau und Musik
Heinrich-Hoffmann-Str. 3
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49-(0)69-95 92 86 85
Fax: +49-(0)69-95 92 86 90
Email: info(at)archiv-frau-musik.de

Executive board:
Mary Ellen Kitchens (Munich), Dr. Vera Lasch (Kassel), Heike Matthiesen (Frankfurt am Main)

Extended board:
Dr. Vivienne Olive (Nuremberg)

Register of Associations no.: District Court Kassel 85 VR 4997
Tax no: 25 250 5569 9 Tax Office Kassel I

Technical consulting, website: Monika Bodo
English translation: Jane Eggers Translations

Legal matters

Liability for content
As service providers, we are responsible for our own content on this website under general law, in accordance with Section 7, Paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Sections 8 to 10 TMG, we as service providers are not obliged to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidence that indicates illegal activities. This does not affect our legal obligation to remove information or to block the use of information. We can only be held liable from the moment we become aware of a specific legal violation. Should we become aware of illegal content, we will remove it as soon as possible.

Liability for links
Our offering includes links to external third-party websites. We have no influence over the content of those websites, therefore we cannot make any guarantees for that content. Responsibility for the content of linked websites always lies with the respective provider or administrator. The linked websites were checked for possible legal violations at the time the link was added. Illegal content was not detected at the time of linking. A permanent monitoring of the content of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indication that there has been a statutory violation. Should we become aware of illegal content, we will remove any links to it as soon as possible.

Copyright
Content and works published on this website by the website operators are subject to German copyright laws. The reproduction, editing, distribution or use of any kind outside the scope of German copyright law requires written permission from the author or originator. Downloads and copies of this website are permitted for private, non-commercial use only. Where content on this website does not originate from the provider, copyright laws of third parties are respected. In particular, content from third parties is labelled as such. However, if you notice any violations of copyright law, please inform us. Should we become aware of illegal content, we will remove any such content as soon as possible.

Copyright
© all information on this server (if not noted otherwise) belongs to: International Working Group for Women and Music/Archive of Women in Music

Liability for content
We endeavor to keep the content of our website up to date. In spite of careful processing, we cannot accept any liability. As service providers, we are responsible for our own content on this website under general law, in accordance with Section 7, Paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Sections 8-10 TMG, as service providers we are not obligated to monitor shared or stored information from third parties. Should we become aware of illegal content, we will remove it as soon as possible. We can only be held liable from the moment we become aware of a specific legal violation.

Business relationships
We do not provide any assurances or guarantees for other websites that are accessible from our website. If you access a non-Archive website, it is an independent website where we have no control over the content. Moreover, a link from our website to another does not mean that we identify with the content of that website or its use.

Privacy policy
This privacy policy explains to you the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offering and associated websites, functions
and contents as well as external online presence, e.g. our social media profile (in the following jointly referred to as “online offering”). With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “controller”, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. They treat your personal data as confidential and handle it in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. In general, it is possible to use this website without providing any personal data. If personal data (for example name, address or email addresses) is collected on this website, it is always, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data is not given to third parties without your express permission. The operators note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Types of processed data
– Basic data (e.g. names, addresses)
– Contact data (e.g. email, telephone numbers).
– Content data (e.g. text entries, photos, videos).
– Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
– Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Categories of people affected
Visitors to and users of the online offering (in the following we shall also refer to the entirety of the people affected as “users”).

Purpose of processing
– For providing the online offering, its function and its content.
– For responding to contact requests and communicating with users.
– For security measures
– For measuring scope/marketing

Terms used
“Personal data” is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (in the following “person affected”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identification such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identification (e.g. cookie) or to one or more special features that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. “Processing” is any operation performed with or without the help of an automated procedure, or a series of such operations, in relation to personal data. The term is a broad one and includes practically any handling of data. “Person responsible” refers to the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other instance that, alone or together with others, makes decisions regarding the purpose and means of processing personal data.

Governing legal provisions
In accordance with Article 13 GDPR, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned specifically in the privacy policy, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6 Paragraph 1a and Article 7 GDPR; the legal basis for processing for the provision of our services and the execution of contractual measures and for answering inquiries is Article 6 Paragraph 1b GDPR; the legal basis for processing for the fulfillment of our legal obligations is Article 6 Paragraph 1c GDPR; and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR. In the event that the vital interests of a person concerned or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Cooperation with contract processors and third parties
If we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties) within the scope of our processing, transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this shall only take place on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if a transfer of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1b GDPR for contract performance is required), if you have consented, if a legal obligation provides for this, or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosting providers, etc.). If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called “Data Processing Agreement”, this shall be done on the basis of Article 28 GDPR.

Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (in other words outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) or it occurs in the context of the use of third-party services, or the disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this only takes place if it fulfills our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, due to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we will process the data or have the data processed in a third country only if the special requirements of Article 44 ff. GDPR are fulfilled. In other words, processing is carried out, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized confirmation of a data protection level (e.g. for the USA under the Privacy Shield) or by observing officially acknowledged special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).

Rights of the individuals concerned
You have the right to request a confirmation of whether certain data is being processed and to request information about that data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Article 15 GDPR. In accordance with Article 16 GDPR you have the right to request the completion of your personal data or the correction of inaccurate data about you. In accordance with Article 17 GDPR you have the right to request that relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to demand a restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with Article 18 GDPR. You have the right to demand that you receive the data concerning you that you have provided to us, in accordance with Article 20 GDPR, and to demand that it be forwarded to other parties responsible. What is more, in accordance with Article 77 GDPR you have the right to file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.

Right of withdrawal
You have the right to withdraw consents that you have given in accordance with Article 7 Paragraph 3 GDPR, with future effect.

Right of objection
You can object at any time to future processing of data relating to you based on Article 21 GDPR. In particular, the objection can refer to processing for the purposes of direct marketing.

Cookies and right of objection in the case of direct marketing
“Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Within the cookies, various pieces of data can be stored. The main purpose of a cookie is to store information about a user (or about the device where the cookies are stored) during or even after their visit to an online offering. Temporary cookies (also known as session cookies or transient cookies) are cookies that are deleted once a user leaves an online offering and closes their browser. Such cookies can store, for example, the content of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status. Permanent or persistent cookies are those which remain stored even after the browser has been closed. In this way, for example, a login status can be stored when a user returns after several days. In the same way, cookies can store the interests of a user, which are used for measuring reach or for marketing purposes. Third-party cookies are those from providers other than the operator of the online offering (when talking about the operator’s cookies only, we refer to “first-party cookies”). We can implement temporary and permanent cookies, and we provide information about that in our privacy policy. If users do not want cookies to be stored on their device, they are requested to deactivate the relevant option in their browser’s system settings. Stored cookies can be deleted in the browser’s system settings. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this online offering. A general objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can be declared for a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. In addition, you can deactivate cookies by disabling them in your browser settings. Please note that in that case it is possible that not all functions of this online offering can be used.

Deletion of data
The data we process will be deleted or its processing archiving obligations apply. If you send the website operator inquiries using the contact form, your data, including the contact data entered in the form, will be used for processing the inquiry and for follow-up purposes. This data will not be passed on without your consent.

Akismet anti-spam check
Our online offering uses the “Akismet” service, provided by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. We use it on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR. This service helps us to differentiate between real people and spam comments. To do that, all comment data is sent to a server in the USA, where it is analyzed and stored for four days for comparison purposes. If a comment has been categorized as spam, the data is stored for longer than this period. This data includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the content of the comment, the referrer, information about the browser used, the computer system and the time of the entry. Automattic is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework and as such guarantees that it will adhere to European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active). For more detailed information about the collection and use of data by Akismet, see Automattic’s privacy statement: https://automattic.com/privacy/. Users are welcome to use pseudonyms or to refrain from entering a name or email address. You can prevent the transfer of data entirely by simply not using our comment system. That would be a shame, but unfortunately we do not see any alternatives that work as effectively.

Online presence on social media
We maintain an online presence on social networks and platforms in order to communicate with the customers, potential customers and users who are active there and so that we can inform them about our services. When you call up the various networks or platforms, the terms and conditions and data-processing guidelines of their respective operators apply. As far as it is not stated otherwise as part of our privacy policy, we process user data if users communicate with us within social networks and platforms, for example by creating posts on our online profiles or sending us messages.

Google Analytics
Based on our legitimate interests (meaning interests in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offering in the sense of Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR), we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google LLC (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about users’ use of our online offering is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework and as such guarantees that it will adhere to European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offering by users, to create reports on the activities within this online offering and to provide us with additional services connected with the use of this online offering and internet usage. In this way the processed data
can be used to create usage profiles under a pseudonym for users. We use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization only. That means that users’ IP addresses are shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other member states of the European Economic Area agreement. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address determined from the user’s browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies using the relevant setting
in their browser software; in addition, users can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to the use of this online offering, and its processing by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available behind the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. For further information on the use of data by
Google, settings and objection options, see the Google websites:
https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en (“How Google Uses Information from Sites or Apps that Use our Services”), https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en (“Advertising”), https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en (“Ad Personalization”).

Use of Facebook social plugins
Based on our legitimate interests (in other words the interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offering in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR), we use social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins can take the form of interactive elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics or text contributions) and can be identified by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile, the term “like” or a “thumbs-up” symbol) or are labelled “Facebook Social Plugin”. Click here to view the list of Facebook Social Plugins and see how they look: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework and as such guarantees that it will adhere to European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active). When a user calls up a function of this online offering that contains such a plugin, the user’s device creates a direct connection with the Facebook servers. Facebook transfers the plugin content directly to the user’s device, which integrates it into the online offering. In this way the processed data can be used to create usage profiles for users. We therefore have no influence on the range of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin, and we are therefore informing users to the extent of our knowledge. Due to the integration of the plugin, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the page in question of the online offering. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can link their visit to their Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example selecting the “like” button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transferred directly from their device to Facebook, and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to discover and store their IP address. According to Facebook, in Germany only anonymized IP addresses are stored. The purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options for the protection of the user’s privacy can be seen in Facebook’s privacy information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. If a user is a member of Facebook and does not want Facebook to collect data about them via this online offering and link it with their member data stored by Facebook, they must log out of Facebook before using our online offering and delete their cookies. Further settings and options where you can object to the use of data for marketing purposes are available in the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or on the American
page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are cross-platform, in other words they are activated for all devices, such as desktop computer or mobile devices.

Amazon Partner Program
On the basis of our valid interests (in other words interests in the economic operation of our online offering in the sense of Article 6 Section 1f. GDPR) we are participants in the Amazon EU Partner Program. This was designed to provide a medium through which websites can earn advertising income through the placing of advertisements and links to Amazon.de (the so-called affiliate system). Amazon uses cookies in order to identify the origin of orders. Among other things, Amazon can recognize that you clicked the partner link on our website and then bought a product from Amazon. For more information on Amazon’s use of data and objection options, see the company’s privacy policy: http://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401.

Integration of third-party services and content
On the basis of our legitimate interests (in other words interests in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offering in the sense of Article 6 Section 1f. GDPR), our online offering includes content or service offerings from third parties to integrate their content and services (referred to in the following as “content”). This always assumes that the third-party providers of this content are aware of users’ IP addresses, as without IP addresses they cannot send content to their browsers. The IP address is therefore necessary in order to display this content. We make an effort to use such content only if the respective provider uses the IP address solely for the provision of the content. Moreover, third-party providers can uses so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as web beacons) for statistical or marketing purposes. Thanks to pixel tags, information such as the number of visitors to the website can be evaluated. The pseudonymized information can also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and further information about the use of our online offering. It can also be combined with such information from other sources.

YouTube
We integrate videos from the YouTube platform provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Maps
We integrate “Google Maps” provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Twitter
Our online offering may contain functions and content from the Twitter service, provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text, as well as buttons with which users can express whether they like the content or can subscribe to the creators of the content or to our posts. If users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can link access to the above-mentioned content and functions to the users’ Twitter profiles. Twitter privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework and as such guarantees that it will adhere to European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, opt out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

Instagram
Our online offering may contain functions and content from the Instagram service, provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text, as well as buttons with which users can express whether they like the content or subscribe to the creators of the content or to our posts. If users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can associate access to the above-mentioned content and functions to the users’ Instagram profiles. Instagram privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Objection to marketing mails
We hereby prohibit the use of the contact data published as part of our legal notice obligations to send us marketing and information material that we have not expressly requested. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of non-requested marketing information, for example in the form of spam emails.

Statutory disclosure regarding conflict resolution
European Commission Platform for Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for consumers in the case of a complaints procedure: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. In the case of conflict, consumers can contact the abovementioned online dispute resolution platform.

Source: German version created using the Privacy Policy Generator from Dr. Thomas Schwenke
and e-recht24.de. In cases of doubt, the German version takes precedence over the English
translation.