KW Freunde e. V.
Auguststrasse 69
10117 Berlin
Tel +49 30 24 34 59 48

Dr. Martin Heller, Chair
Dr. Katharina Garbers-von Boehm, Vice Chair
Dr. Stefan Lorenz, Treasurer
Krist Gruijthuijsen, Director KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Gabriele Horn, Director Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

District court Berlin-Charlottenburg
Register of associations Nr. 7245 N3


Data Protection

The following information provides an overview of the processing of your data by KW Freunde e. V.

We take the protection of your data very seriously and want you to feel safe when visiting our website. We assure you that your data will be treated in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and that the necessary technical and organizational measures to ensure data protection are ensured. We attach great importance to protecting your privacy.

The responsible body within the meaning of data protection laws is KW Freunde e. V., Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin, Tel: 030-2434 5946, Fax: 030-2434 5999, If you have any questions or concerns, please contact or 030-24345948.

Your Data
You can visit our website without providing any personal information. We only process your personal data such as name, address and email address if you decide to become a member of the association. The provision of personal data such as telephone number, date of birth and bank details is voluntary and only based on your expressed consent, which can be revoked at any time. We guarantee that we will not pass your data on for commercial purposes. Your data will only be passed on to third parties for non-commercial purposes if you have given your consent, if we are legally obliged to do so or if this is necessary in the context of contract fulfillment or execution.

Your Rights
You have the right to free information about the personal data stored about you, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing at any time. You have a right to deletion or blocking, if you wish us to no longer save your data and a right to have your personal data corrected, if we have stored it incorrectly. You can revoke your consent to the processing of your data at any time without giving reasons. Finally, you have a right to data portability. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact or 030-24345948.

If you assume that your rights have been violated when collecting, processing or using your personal data, please contact a responsible data protection authority, for example the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection, Friedrichstraße 219, 10969 Berlin,

Server Log Files
When you visit our website, the server normally collects data about every access to the offer, so-called server log files, such as the name of the website accessed, date and time of access, the previously visited page or the identification data of the browser type or operating system used. We only use this data for statistical evaluations for our business purposes, for security and to optimize our offer. This data cannot be assigned to specific people. However, we reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if there are reasonable grounds to suspect illegal use.

Data Security
We protect your data with the help of technical and operational safeguards against accidental or intentional manipulation, against loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are regularly checked and adapted to technological progress. 

Protection of Minors
Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit personal data to us and should not apply for membership with us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children and adolescents. We knowingly do not collect such data and do not pass it on to third parties.

Linking to other Websites
We link on our website to the websites of the KW Institute of Contemporary Art and the Berlin Biennale for contemporary art Our data protection declaration does not extend to these websites and we are not responsible for their content.

Social media
We are present on the social networks Facebook and Instagram. We take the current discussion about data protection in social networks very seriously and point out that it is currently not legally clarified whether and to what extent all social networks offer their services in accordance with European data protection regulations. We operate our offers on these platforms under the data protection regulations of the respective platform operators and are not directly responsible for their data processing. Please note that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by the social networks and service providers and cannot control them. Further information on the handling of data protection on Facebook and Instagram and on your legal options and setting options can be found at and

Newsletters via Sendinblue and MailChimp
Our newsletters are sent via MailChimp. In addition to the Newsletter of KW Freunde e. V. you have the option of subscribing to the KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art newsletter when you become a member. We would like to point out that we are not responsible for the content of these newsletters but that you can revoke your consent to receive the newsletters at any time. Please send a short email to In addition, every KW Institute for Contemporary Art email and every Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art contains a link to unsubscribe from further information. The KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art use the provider Sendinblue (formerly Newsletter2go), an offer from Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, to send newsletters. 

From a legal perspective, the use of MailChimp is data processing in a third country. We chose MailChimp because The Rocket Science Group, LLC has a valid EU Privacy Shield certification and thus guarantees measures and standards with which the level of data protection of personal data stored in the USA is raised to a level corresponding to EU standards. In this respect, the requirements for data protection-compliant handling of your data are met.

Further information on data protection at MailChimp can be found at:

In the course of the further development of our website, changes to this data protection declaration may become necessary. It is therefore recommended to read this data protection declaration from time to time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact