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Politique de Confidentialité

Use and Copyright Protection

The content published on this website are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Any duplication, processing, distribution or any form of utilisation beyond the scope of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of the author or authors in question.

For the member associations of the International Association of the Wagner Societies applies: Linking and re-use of the materials at this website is permitted under full specification of the source "Richard-Wagner-Verband International e.V. / richard-wagner-verband.de".

Pursuant to Section 28 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), the International Association of the Wagner Societies objects to every commercial use and disclosure of data.


All information contained on this website has been carefully researched and reviewed by the International Association of the Wagner Societies. Neither the International Association of the Wagner Societies nor its suppliers are liable for accuracy or completeness or whether information is up to date.

All information is intended solely to inform visitors about online services. In an addition, liability is limited to intentional or grossly negligent acts. Third-party websites linked to by the International Association of the Wagner Societies are the responsibility of their respective hosts. The International Association of the Wagner Societies is not responsible for the content of such third-party websites.

Furthermore, the International Association of the Wagner Societies may be unaware that its website has been linked to by another site. The International Association of the Wagner Societies is not responsible for the depiction, content, or any connection to the International Association of the Wagner Societies on third-party websites.

Moreover, the International Association of the Wagner Societies reserves the right to make changes or additions to the information offered.

Violation of Intellectual Property Rights

If it is suspected that intellectual property rights are being violated through use of this website, in particular with respect to trade mark and copyright, the International Association of the Wagner Societies must be contacted immediately in order that the situation can be remedied without delay. If a legal warning is sent to the International Association of the Wagner Societies without first making contact with it, the legal fees associated with this are rejected as unfounded, in keeping with the duty to mitigate damages.

This privacy policy describes the processing of personal data by our Richard Wagner Association (see I.), both when using the website (see II.), As well as your membership (see III.). It also explains the choices you have regarding your personal information ("Your Rights") and how you can contact us (see IV.).

I. Who is responsible and how can I contact the data protection officer?
The person responsible within the meaning of the GDPR (hereinafter referred to as "Richard Wagner Association") is

Richard Wagner Association International e.V.
Register of associations 625, Bayreuth
President Rainer Fineske, rainer.fineske@richard-wagner.org

For questions about the processing of your personal data by us or on the subject of data protection in general, please contact the contact details provided above.

II. Data processing when visiting the website of the Richard Wagner Association
In the following, we would like to give you an overview of how we ensure the protection of your personal data when accessing our website and which types of personal data we process for what purposes and to what extent.
1. Processing of data when accessing our website - log files
Accessing our website automatically collects information of a general nature. 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 and the like. In addition, the IP address is transmitted and used to use the service you requested. This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet.

These log file data will be anonymized or deleted immediately after the end of the usage process. The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (1) (f) DSGVO.
2. Processing of data when using the website - your inquiries
If you send us a request by e-mail or via the contact form, we will collect your information for processing and answering your request. We store this information for verification purposes over a period of up to two years. Legal basis for data processing Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR.
3. Notes on ensuring data security
We make technical and operational security arrangements on our pages in order to protect the personal data stored by us against access by third parties, loss or misuse, and to ensure secure data transfer.

We have to point out that due to the structure of the Internet there can potentially be unwanted data access by third parties at any time. Without appropriate safeguards, data transmitted in unencrypted form, in particular by e-mail, may be read by third parties.
 4. General information on the use of cookies
Our website may use so-called cookies, both so-called temporary cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser ("session cookies"), as well as persistent (persistent) cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device and stored by your browser. They serve to make our offers more user-friendly, effective and secure.

You have the choice whether you want to allow the setting of cookies. You can make changes in your browser settings. You have the choice whether to accept all cookies, to be informed when setting cookies or to reject all cookies. If you opt for the last variant, it is possible that you can not fully use our offer.
III. Data processing in your membership in the Richard Wagner Association
In support of our association membership purposes, we process various of your personal information for the following purposes.
1. Member administration
For the purposes of member administration, your master data (name, address, contact details), including the bank details / account data you have specified, will be processed for contribution management. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (1) (b) DS-GVO.

As part of your membership, we will inform you by post, e-mail, if necessary fax and telephone about current events, upcoming events, reports of events held and our trips. Of course, you will also receive general cultural information from the "Wagner World" and the Bayreuth Festival. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (1) (f) DS-GVO.

The data required for the membership administration are deleted 2 years after termination of the association membership. Those for the contribution management

2. Photos and information on our website
For the purpose of external presentation, photos of the members of events can be published on our club website. Information about your consent is available at the events. If you have appeared as a speaker or artist with us, we can also your name and other information about the event - in principle, unlimited time - on our website. Of course, you can object to the publication of photos with you at any time, after your opposition, we publish the pictures no longer. Information about your rights can be found below (IV.). The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (1) (a) of the GDPR.

3. Forwarding of your master data to the Richard-Wagner-Verband International e.V.
On a voluntary basis, we provide information about our members to the umbrella organization Richard-Wagner-Verband-International e.V. (RWVI) in order to inform about our activities. Of course, if you do not want this, you can object. Information on the members of the Executive Board is also transmitted to the RWVI for membership management and organizational questions. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (1) (f) DS-GVO.

4. Disclosing information about yourself to tour operators
If travel is offered by us, we usually work together with tour operators who organize and carry out the trips for us. The tour operator is responsible for the processing of your travel and contact data, who can then inform you about the processing. We only pass your data on, as far as you specify it with us and it is necessary for the execution of the trip.

5. Card requests for the Bayreuth Festival
If you express wishes for the Bayreuth Festival to the club, we can pass on this information to the RWVI and / or the Bayreuth Festival. For information on further data processing, please contact these offices. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (1) (b) DS-GVO.

6. Processing of your data as a scholarship holder
If you apply as a scholarship holder for the scholarship foundation, we process the application data provided by you (written documents, music samples, information in a personal interview) to examine your application. If we can not comply with your request, we will delete your data no later than 3 months after our cancellation.

You were lucky enough to be selected as a Scholarship for the Scholarship Foundation? Then your contact details, information on the artistic career and other information provided (for example on the questionnaire of the scholarship foundation) will be forwarded to the Richard Wagner Association International e.V. and the Richard Wagner Foundation Foundation, who will be independently responsible for further data processing. We publish information about you and if necessary photos on our homepage, in order to draw your attention to you. The information about you will always be stored permanently - if you do not contradict - in order to keep a history of the scholarship holders of our association. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (1) (b) and, for publication on the website, point (a) of the GDPR.
IV. Your rights as a victim
Each affected person has the following rights:
· Right to information (Article 15 GDPR)

· Right to correct incorrect data (Art. 16 GDPR)

· Right to cancellation or right to be forgotten (Art. 17 GDPR)

· Right to restriction of the processing of personal data (Art. 18 GDPR)

· Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR).

You may object to the processing of personal data for advertising purposes, including analysis of customer data for promotional purposes at any time without giving reasons.

In addition, you have a general right of objection (see Art. 21 (1) GDPR). In this case, the opposition against data processing should be justified. If the data processing is based on a consent, your consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

The easiest way to exercise the data subject rights is to use the above-mentioned contact details or the address given in the imprint. In addition, you have the right to complain to the relevant data protection supervisory authority.