Data Protection Declaration

This declaration gives you an overview of what data are collected by the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln of the Kreissparkasse Köln, how these data are used, and the precautions that are in place to protect your privacy.

Private data that you give to the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln of the Kreissparkasse Köln when you visit this website are processed in accordance with the legal requirements and regulations laid down in the German Data Protection Regulations (DSGVO) and the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) as well as other legal requirements in electronic commerce.

Collection and use of data

Whenever you visit the internet pages of the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln or open a file, the data relating to this activity are recorded. These data include:

• Name of the file, time and date of viewing
• The pages from which the file was opened
• The amount of data transferred
• The access status (file transferred, file not found etc.)
• Description of the type of browser used
• The client’s IP address
• Cookies used by the application

This information is used by the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln of the Kreissparkasse Köln for statistical purposes and for the improvement of their internet pages without creating personal user profiles.

Technical provider for the Internet pages is OEVERMANN Networks GmbH, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 75, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach, for the 360° virtual tour REDAKTIONSBÜRO, Dank / Bolz GbR, Ziegeleiweg 4, 51149 Cologne. The information is not passed on to third parties.


Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer from the browser. They serve to facilitate mutual identification of user and provider and to enable the technical functionality of certain features and offers. We mainly use temporary ‘sessions cookies’. These are stored as a result of a user’s initial contact with the website and are used to identify the user during this session. Without these cookies the functionality of certain features across all the pages of the website would not be possible. Session cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device after you leave the session. They are deleted after one year. These cookies make it possible for us to save your preferences and automatically bring them up again when you next visit the website.
You can block the use of cookies by changing your browser settings. We recommend that you accept the use of temporary cookies so that you have access to all the convenience features of the website.

Links to external providers

This Data Protection Declaration does not apply to the content of an external provider’s linked website. The Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln of the Kreissparkasse Köln have neither knowledge of nor influence on the data potentially stored by these providers. Information on data protection are available on the relevant pages of these websites.

Encryption of private data

In order to prevent non-authorised parties from intercepting, redirecting or changing the content of your private data to your detriment, we have technological and organisational security measures in place to protect your data from manipulation, corruption or destruction. These measures are in compliance with the most recent technological standards. In order to secure the privacy of our communication with you, we follow the recommendations of the German Federal Office for Information Security with regard to their guidelines on securely encrypted communication. To make sure that your browser meets these security standards we recommend that you update it regularly.

Use and purpose limitation of your data

Your private data are used only for the purpose for which you have passed them on to the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln of the Kreissparkasse Köln and for the use and circulation of which you have given your consent. Collection and transfer of data to government institutions and public authorities are only made within the framework of mandatory national legislation.

Data deletion and duration of storage

Private data of users are deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for the storage of these data no longer applies. Storage of data may also be effected if this is provided for by European or national legislators with regard to EU directives, legislation or other regulations that the user is subject to. Data are also blocked or deleted when the storage duration required by the above mentioned regulations expires, unless completion or fulfilment of a contract necessitates the extension of this period.

Contact via e-mail

Staff of the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln can be contacted via the e-mail addresses provided. Personal data transferred by e-mail are stored.


Our website gives you the opportunity to subscribe to our Newsletter when you fill in the registration form. The Newsletter keeps you up to date on what is going on at the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln. We only send out the Newsletter with your approval or on the basis of legal permission. Our technical partner for the despatch is OEVERMANN Networks GmbH, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 75, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach.

To register for subscription, we use the double opt-in procedure in which you receive an e-mail sent to the address you provide asking you to confirm your registration. If you do not respond to the confirmation request within the timeframe specified in the e-mail your information is automatically deleted. The e-mail address used to send you the Newsletter is only stored when you confirm the registration within the above mentioned timeframe.

In addition, we store your IP-address and the time of registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to verify your registration and to help resolve potential misuse of your personal data.

You can revoke your consent for the use of your e-mail address for sending you the Newsletter at any time. A link to unsubscribe can be found at the end of each Newsletter.

The legal basis for processing data is Art. 6, Par.1, sentence 1 lit. a and b DSGVO

Freedom of information and disclaimer

According to Art. 15 DSGVO in connection with § 34 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) users have the right to demand information on which of their personal data are stored by the Käthe Kollwitz Museum of the Kreissparkasse Köln.

In addition, users have the right to edit or delete your data and to demand the limitation of use and transfer of these data. You also have the right to file a complaint with the relevant data protection authorities. You can revoke your permission to collect, process and use your personal data at any time and with effect for the future.

For any questions regarding the use of your personal data or for general questions on data protection we advise you to contact our data protection officer who can also be contacted for any complaints you wish to make. Please find the relevant contact details below.

Contact Partner

Frank-Stephan Esch
(Data Protection Officer, Kreissparkasse Köln)
Neumarkt 18-24
50667 Köln
+49 (0) 221 227-3655

Effective 29.07.2019


Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

Neumarkt 18-24 / Neumarkt Passage

50667 Köln

+49 (0)221 227 2899

+49 (0)221 227 2602

Opening hours

Tue - Sun

11 am – 6 pm

Public holidays

11 am – 6 pm

First Thu each month

11 am – 8 pm



Please note

The Käthe Kollwitz Museum's exhibition rooms are temporarily closed due to extensive renovation work.

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