Data protection information
Information about the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

The protection of your privacy when using our online offer is important to us. With this privacy policy, we would like to inform you about the personal data we collect, process and store on this website.


Federal City of Bonn
The Lord Mayor
Berliner Platz 2
53111 Bonn (home address)
53101 Bonn (postal address)
Telephone +49 228 770
Fax +49 228 774646

Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about data protection or data security, please direct them to the Data Protection Officer of the Federal City of Bonn:

Wolfgang Schell
Phone: +49 228 77 34 65

Contact person at the Kunstmuseum Bonn is:

Kristina Thrien
Art Museum Bonn
Helmut-Kohl-Allee 2
53113 Bonn
Tel.: 0228 776209

Protocol or log files

The internet offer of the Federal City of Bonn is hosted by:

Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG
Königsberger Street 4-6
32339 Espelkamp
Telephone: +49-5772-293-100
Fax: +49-5772-293-333
HRA: 6640, AG Bad Oeynhausen
VAT ID No: DE814773217
General partner: Robert Meyer Verwaltungs GmbH, AG Bad Oeynhausen HRB 13260
represented by the managing directors: Robert Meyer, Florian Jürgens

When you access the website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, the IP address, the time stamp of access to the website and similar. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it. The retention period of aggregated and anonymized statistics is 12 months. The data is stored exclusively for security, statistical and technical reasons, for example to detect malfunctions.

Cookies and Local Storages


The offer uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device via an Internet browser. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly for you and to facilitate the use of our website. Cookies are not used to collect, process, disseminate or store personal data.

You can determine the setting of cookies yourself through the appropriate setting of your Internet browser. You can use the settings in your Internet browser to allow, disable or restrict the transfer of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time.

Please remember that the use of our Internet pages may not be fully usable in all functions if cookies are not used.

When you visit our website or a page for the first time, you will automatically be informed about the use of cookies.

The Kunstmuseum Bonn uses the following cookies

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Provider: Kunstmuseum Bonn
Purpose: Preference color mode
Storage duration: session
Type: functional

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Provider: Bonn Art Museum
Purpose: font size preference
Storage duration: session
Type: functional

Use of Local Storages

To enable you to adapt our website to your personal needs and usage, we also use so-called local storage technology (also known as “local data” and “local storage”). In this process, data is stored locally in the cache of your browser, which continues to exist and can be read even after the browser window is closed or the program is terminated – as long as it does not delete the cache.

Local Storage allows your settings to be stored on your computer and used by you when you use the website. The data from Local Storage is used for

the display of emergency messages on
or for the watch list function.
Third parties cannot access the data stored in the Local Storage. They are not passed on to third parties and are not used for advertising purposes.

If you do not wish our website to use Local Storage functions, you can object to this by deactivating storage in the settings of your respective browser. Information is stored in Local Storage until it is deleted in your browser.


The website uses Matomo, a web analysis service software of the provider InnoCraft Ltd,150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, for statistical analysis of visitor access. Matomo uses so-called cookies, which are stored on your computer and which enable us to analyze your use of the website. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes, which serves to optimize the website on our part. Your IP address is immediately anonymized during this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. Thus, there is no possibility to assign a determined usage behavior to a specific end device. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be passed on to third parties.

If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, you can object to its storage and use at any time by clicking on it below. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which means that Matomo will not collect any session data. Please note that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and may need to be reactivated by you.

You can change your personal privacy settings on the following page: Privacy settings

Contact options
E-mail, DE-Mail, contact forms

To contact the Kunstmuseum Bonn, we offer you various access options via contact forms or the use of e-mail addresses. If you use these contacts, personal data is entered on a voluntary basis. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit a) DS-GVO).

This concerns, for example, inquiries via e-mail, De-Mail or contact forms. Here can be stored:

First name
Last name

We will only use the personal data you have entered for the purpose you have requested and only within the Federal City of Bonn.

Any personal data we receive by e-mail, DE-Mail or contact form will be deleted as soon as storage is no longer required for the purpose you have requested or in connection with processing procedures triggered by it and the retention obligations applicable to them.

Detailed information on legally binding electronic communication with the Kunstmuseum Bonn can be found here:

Digital Communication
Frequently asked questions about digital communication


We inform our subscribers at regular intervals about our offers with newsletters. You have the option of subscribing to our newsletter via the website. To do this, we need your last name and e-mail address.

A confirmation e-mail is sent to the e-mail address entered for the first time for the newsletter dispatch in the double opt-in procedure. Only after clicking on the link sent there will the dispatch be activated.

The e-mail address and last name collected in the context of a registration for the newsletter are used exclusively for sending our newsletter. No data collected as part of the newsletter service will be passed on to third parties.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. The consent to the use of your e-mail address and your last name for sending the newsletter can be revoked for the future. For the purpose of revoking consent, a corresponding link can be found in each newsletter. In addition, it is possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on our website or to inform us of this in another way.

The legal basis for this processing of your personal data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit a) DS-GVO.

Social networks

In the internet offer of the Kunstmuseum Bonn, various social media are integrated via plugins. These are offered in such a way that data can only be transferred after your consent by means of a so-called “two-click solution”. In the course of the two-click solution, you will be asked to explicitly and knowingly decide whether you wish to use social media plugins on our website. Only after this consent can you access the social media of the website.

If you activate social media on our website, the data protection provisions of the respective service always apply to these applications. We therefore expressly ask you to observe the relevant data protection provisions before activating them, because in case of doubt, every time you call up the social media from your computer, data is transmitted directly to their operators. Which data is collected and how it is processed in individual cases is not fully known by any of the services.

Privacy policy of the social media channels in which the Federal City of Bonn is represented:

Facebook: Privacy policy
Twitter: Privacy policy
Instagram: Privacy policy
Vimeo: Privacy Policy

Right to one’s own image

According to Section 22 (1) of the German Art Copyright Act (KUG), “images may only be disseminated or publicly displayed with the consent of the person depicted.” The persons depicted on the website of the Kunstmuseum Bonn have given their consent.

If, despite careful control of the content, an image has been published that violates this principle, or if you wish the published photo to be removed (revocation of consent), you can inform us of this in writing. It is sufficient if you send us an e-mail. Please describe the image in detail and indicate on which page it is located.

If you revoke, we will immediately delete the image(s) and not use them in the future.

Please address your mail to Kristina Thrien.

Rights of the data subject

Right to information
You can request information according to Art. 15 DSGVO about your personal data that we process.

Right to rectification
If the information concerning you is not (or no longer) accurate, you can request a correction in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO. If your data is incomplete, you may request that it be completed.

Right to deletion
You can demand the deletion of your personal data in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO. In addition to the exceptions mentioned in Article 17(3) DSGVO, the right to erasure does not exist if erasure is not possible or only possible with disproportionate effort due to the special nature of the storage. In these cases, erasure is replaced by restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 DSGVO.

Right to restriction of processing
According to Article 18 DSGVO, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data.

Right to data portability
In the event that the conditions of Article 20 (1) DSGVO are met, you have the right to have data handed over to you or to third parties.

Right of objection
You have the right to object on special grounds in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO.

These rights may be limited under Article 23 of the GDPR. Federal and state legislators have made use of the possibility to limit the rights of the data subject. Should you wish to make use of the above-mentioned rights, the Federal City of Bonn, as the responsible body of the Kunstmuseum Bonn, will examine whether the legal requirements for this are met in the individual case.

You also have the right to complain about our processing of your personal data to the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Commissioner of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (

Supervisory authority for data protection

The competent supervisory authority for data protection is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia:

Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf
Telephone: 0211 38424-0
Fax: 0211 38424-10
E-mail: poststelleldi.nrwde

General information on data protection

In the course of further development of the Internet offer, changes to this data protection declaration may also become necessary. We therefore recommend that you read the data protection declaration again from time to time.

General information on data protection can be found on the website of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information:

We would like to point out that operators of external websites linked from the portal may collect and analyze the data of visitors to these websites.

You can find the imprint here.



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