Data Protection

Responsible for the Website

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Pfisterer
Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10
80333 Munich

Data Protection Officer

Dr. Volker Schümmer
Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10
80333 Munich

Telephone: +49 89 289-27582

Data Logging

Using the website of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte is fundamentally possible without any indication of personal data. When you visit this page or other internet pages, you transmit data to our web server via your internet browser. The following data are recorded during an active connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server:

  • Date and time of the request
  • The name of the requested file
  • The page from which the file was requested
  • The access status (file transmitted, file not found, etc.)
  • The browser and operating system used
  • The complete IP address of the computer making the request
  • The amount of data transmitted

For reasons of technical security, in particular for defense against attempted attacks on our server, these data are stored. The data are processed exclusively for this purpose, a comparison with other data holdings or a transmission to third parties, even if only in excerpts, does not occur.


When you visit our website, we store cookies (small text files with information about your visit) on your hard drive. These become invalid at the end of your session. They are required for the unrestricted technical function of the website. Most browsers automatically accept the use of cookies, but you can turn off this function through the browser settings for the current session or permanently.

Active Components

In the information offerings of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, active components such as JavaScript, Java applets, or Active-X controls are used. The use of these functionalities can be turned off through the settings of your internet browser for the current session or permanently.

Electronic Mail (E-Mail)

Information that you send to us unencrypted via electronic mail (e-mail) can possibly be read by third parties during transmission. Furthermore, we generally cannot confirm your identity and do not know who is behind an e-mail address. Legally compliant communication via normal e-mails is thus not guaranteed. We employ filters against unwanted advertising (SPAM filters) that in rare cases automatically classify normal e-mails erroneously as unwanted advertising and delete them. We always automatically delete e-mails that contain damaging programs (viruses).

When contacting us via e-mail, your data is stored in order to process your request as well as in case follow-up questions arise.


When you register for our newsletter with your e-mail address, we use your e-mail address solely for transmitting our newsletter until you cancel your subscription. Cancellation is possible at any time using the link provided for this in the newsletter or by sending us an equivalent message. You may cancel your subscription via the link, by e-mail, or through other channels.

The e-mail addresses for distribution are stored on the newsletter server of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) and are used for no other purpose than to distribute the newsletter. Newsletter subscribers can cancel their subscription themselves at any time; the e-mail addresses are then automatically deleted.

Online Forms

Personal data that you might send to us via online forms (ordering publications, signing up for press releases) and similar web pages on our servers are only accepted with your approval. Such data exclusively serve the purpose stated in the forms. In all forms, only the personal data that is absolutely necessary is collected.


In the context of our media and public relations activities, photographs are taken at events and special occasions. You may be recognizable on such photographs. You can object to the image and/or its publication. For your objection, please use the contact information given above.

Rights of the Person Concerned

You have the following rights in your relations with us regarding your personal data:

  • Right to information
  • Right to correction or deletion
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to object to your data being used or to withdraw consent to its use
  • Right to data portability

To contact us, please use the addresses listed above.