Consent and Privacy Policy Newsletter



Note on the processing of personal data in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We, the Goethe-Institut e.V., Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 18, 80333 Munich, collect and process your personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") in accordance with the following requirements.


Goethe-Institut e.V.
Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 18,
80333 München
Telefon: +49 89 15921-0


We process your data in order to send you the newsletter and the optional text messages you ordered to the e-mail address and the phone number you provided and to address you by name in the salutationand in order to understand what information you are interested in or not interested in and thus to continuously improve and personalize the content of our newsletter.

Legal Basis

The processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 a) DSGVO). The consent is voluntary. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. This will automatically terminate your newsletter or text massage subscription.

Categories of personal data to be processed

We process the following data about you:
  • Your name
  • Your e-mail-adress
  • Your phone number (optional)
  • Your home state
  • Your postcode and city
  • Information about your use of the newsletter as described below
In order to obtain information about your use of our newsletter, they contain a so-called "web beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file that is loaded from the server used for this purpose when the newsletter is opened. We use this to collect technical information such as your browser and operating system, your IP address, the time at which you received and opened the newsletter, and which links contained in the newsletter you clicked on.


The newsletter and the text messages are sent via our contractor ZOHO CORPORATION B.V., Beneluxlaan 4 B, 3527 HT Utrecht, The Netherlands. You can find Zoho's privacy policy here:

Transfer to a third country

A transfer to a third country will only take place if the EU Commission has established that an adequate level of protection is guaranteed for the country in question, or if the standard contractual clauses issued by the EU Commission have been agreed with the recipient.

Duration of Data storage

We store your data for as long as it is necessary for the above-mentioned purpose or for as long as a statutory retention period is prescribed.

Your rights And Contact details

Information and access: Upon request, we will gladly inform you whether and which data about you is stored.

Rectification, restriction of the processing or erasure: As far as the legal prerequisites are given, you have a right to rectification, restriction of the processing or erasure of these data.

Data portability: You also have the right to receive from us the data which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format; you can transmit these data to other places or have them transmitted.

If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, rectification, restriction of the processing or erasure of data as well as withdrawal of any consent given or objection to a specific use of data as well as the right to data portability, please contact our company data protection officer at the address mentioned above or at


You also have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority for data protection.

This is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Graurheindorfer Str. 153, 53117 Bonn. You can also lodge your complaint with any other data protection authority. This will then be forwarded to the competent supervisory authority.


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