Privacy statement

Responsible body
Responsible authority in the sense of the data protection laws, in particular the EU data protection basic regulation (DSGVO) is:

Potsdam Media International e.V.
M100 Sanssouci Colloquium
Sophia Wellek
Hegelallee 6-10, 14467 Potsdam, Germany
Phone +49.331.2010-100
fax +49.331.2010-111

Purposes of data processing by the data controller and third parties
We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those stated. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
– you have given your express consent to this, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO
– the processing is necessary for the execution of a contract with you, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO
– the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO
– the processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Provision of our statutory and business services
We process the data of our members, supporters, interested parties, customers or other persons in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO, insofar as we offer them contractual services or act within the framework of an existing business relationship, e.g. with members, or are themselves recipients of services and benefits. Otherwise, we process the data of data subjects pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interests, e.g. in the case of administrative tasks or public relations work.
The data processed, the type, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship. This basically includes the inventory and master data of the persons (e.g., name, address, etc.), as well as the contact data (e.g., e-mail address, telephone, etc.), the contract data (e.g., services used, contents and information communicated, names of contact persons) and, if we offer services or products subject to payment obligations, payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history, etc.).

Deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for by the various storage periods provided for by law. This is determined according to the respective tasks and contractual relationships. In the case of business processing, we keep the data for as long as it is relevant to the business transaction and also with regard to any warranty or liability obligations. After the respective purpose has ceased or these periods have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Your rights of data subjects
If personal data are processed by you, you are affected in the sense of the DSGVO. You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by the person responsible:
– Information about your data stored with us and their processing, Art. 15 DSGVO
– Correction of incorrect personal data, Art. 16 DSGVO
– Deletion of your data stored with us, Art. 17 DSGVO
– Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations, Art. 18 DSGVO
– Objection against the processing of your data by us, Art. 21 DSGVO and
– Data transferability if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us, Art. 20 DSGVO.

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future, Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO.

You may at any time lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for you. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your residence, your work or the presumed violation. A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with their addresses can be found here: .

Collecting general information when you visit our website
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. These so-called “server log files” contain, for example, the type of browser, the operating system used, your IP address, date and time of access and similar information.
This information does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. It is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content requested by you on the website and is mandatory when using the Internet.
The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest in ensuring the problem-free establishment of a connection and the use of our website. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. The data for the provision of the website will be deleted after the end of the respective session. The collection of data for the provision of the website and its storage in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Therefore, there is no possibility to object.

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on your computer system. If you call up a website, a cookie can be stored on your operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.
Our system sets two technically necessary cookies: “wp-settings” and “wp-settings-time”. These are necessary to make our website more user-friendly, i.e. to save language settings, backend login, WP settings.
Cookies that are not technically necessary, such as for the analysis of surfing behaviour, are not used on our pages.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these it is necessary that the browser is recognized also after a page change. The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles. Our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO also lies in these purposes.
Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted from this to our site. Therefore, you as a user have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that all functions of the website can no longer be used to their full extent.

Social plug-ins
On our website we offer you the possibility of using so-called “social media buttons”. To protect your data, we use the “Shariff” solution during implementation. This means that these buttons on the website are only integrated as a graphic, which contains a link to the corresponding website of the button provider. By clicking on the graphic you will be forwarded to the services of the respective provider. Only then will your data be sent to the respective providers. If you do not click on the graphic, there will be no exchange between you and the providers of the social media buttons. Information about the collection and use of your data in the social networks can be found in the respective terms of use of the respective providers. You can find more information about the Shariff solution here:
We have included the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:
–, Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland,
– Twitter, Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA,
– Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) – Privacy Statement / Opt-Out:

On some of our websites we embed Youtube videos. Operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to Youtube servers is established. This will tell Youtube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged in to your Youtube account, Youtube can personally assign your surfing behavior to you. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.
If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies which collect information about the user behaviour.
If you have deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to reckon with such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you wish to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser. (For cookies see above)
Further information on data protection at “Youtube” can be found in the provider’s data protection declaration at:

Google Fonts
We incorporate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) of the provider Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Privacy Policy:, Opt-Out:

Changes to our Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. Your renewed visit will then be subject to the new data protection declaration.

Questions about data protection and the exercise of your data subject rights
If you have any questions about data protection or wish to assert your rights as a data subject, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our association directly: