Data Privacy

Privacy Policy

Data protection on this website

It is an important concern for the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) that it handles your personal data in a responsible way. Hence the following sections explain:

  • why the Foundation collects and stores data
  • how the SPK collects data and which data it stores
  • how you can opt out of or avoid data collection
  • what kind of cookies are used on the Foundation’s website


Why does the Foundation employ web analytics software?

The Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz analyzes use of this website. By doing so it obtains information about how to improve its web offerings. For example, this includes knowledge about how often certain content is accessed or what browser was used to view it. The Foundation uses the stored data exclusively for statistical purposes. No other use is made of the data and it is not shared with third parties.


Anonymized/pseudonymized  web analytics software with Matomo

The Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz employs the web analytics software Matomo (former Piwik), which is recommended by data privacy experts. By automatically anonymizing/pseudonymizing the IP address, the data stored can no longer be assigned to specific people. This prevents the usage data or usage profile from being connected with data that could identify the user.


What data is stored with the web analytics software Matomo?

Every time a website on the Internet is visited and every time data is accessed, browsers usually communicate data. Of the data that is conveyed when you visit this website, the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz stores the following information:

  • Browser type / version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL (the referring page)
  • Time of server request
  • Pages and data accessed
  • Anonymized/pseudonymized IP address
  • Country of origin


Opting out of data tracking by the web analytics software Matomo

You can decide whether you wish the data listed above to be tracked, analyzed, and described statistically by the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz.