Portfolio des Audiodesign Studiengangs der
SRH Hochschule der populären Künste Berlin


Data protection and data security for our enterprise’s customers and partners as well as interested parties in and users of our website are of high importance within our enterprise. Transparency regarding the processing of your personal data as well as protecting your data are therefore of key importance to us. We created this Policy to provide you with an overview of how your personal data is collected and processed when using our website, and what you can personally do yourself to ensure your data is better protected, where applicable.


Controller of the processing

SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk)

Potsdamer Straße 188
10783 Berlin Tel.: +49 30 2332066-10
Email: datenschutz.hsbe@srh.de

Data protection officer of the enterprise

Herr Jörg Flierenbaum

Würzburger Straße 23
97230 Estenfeld

Telefon: +49 151 12159520
Email: datenschutzbeauftragter-srh@symbion-ag.de


What is personal data?

Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person. What is essential here therefore is whether a personal reference can be made using the collected data. This includes information such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. Information which is not directly connected to your actual identity, such as favourite websites or number of users of a site, is not regarded as personal data.


How we collect and process your personal data?

When you visit our web pages, we save the connection data from the requesting computer, the web pages you visit on our website, the date of your visit, identification data of the browser and operating system used and the website you are visiting us from for the duration of your visit as standard. Additional personal data, such as your name, your address, telephone number, or email address is not collected; unless you provide this data voluntarily, e.g. in connection with a registration, with a survey, with a prize competition, with the implementa-tion of a contract, or with a request for information.


How we use your personal data and how we disclose it?

If the online service includes the option to enter personal or commercial data (email addresses, names, ad-dresses, etc.), this data may be disclosed by the user on a purely voluntary basis. Emails are transmitted via a contact form. When you send such a message, your personal data is collected only to the extent necessary to reply. The email is sent in an unencrypted manner.

If you have provided us with any personal data, we shall only use this data for the technical administration of the web pages and to respond to your wishes and requests, which as a rule means to process any contract con-cluded with you or to reply to any queries you may have.

It is only if you have given us your consent beforehand, or if you – subject to it being provided for under statuto-ry regulations – have not raised an objection, that we will also use this data for product-related surveys, mar-keting and statistical purposes.

Your personal data is not disclosed, sold or transmitted in any other way to third parties unless it is necessary in order to fulfil a contract or you have given your express consent. Any consent granted can be revoked at any time with future effect.


For how long will my data be stored?

Generally speaking, we store all information that you send to us until the respective purpose, i.e. the contractual purpose, has been fulfilled. This means, for example, until any queries have been resolved, or in the case of newsletters, until you to choose to unsubscribe from them. If there is provision in place by law for an extended storage period, the data will be stored within this framework. If you no longer wish us to use your data, we will of course comply with this request immediately (please also refer to the address stated under “Contact”).

When will my data be deleted?

The deletion of the personal data stored is carried out if you revoke your consent to such storage, if knowledge of such data is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued with the storage, or if the storage of such data is inadmissible on other legal grounds. Data for invoicing and accounting purposes will not be affected by a deletion request.

Use of cookies

We make use of so-called cookies during your visit to our website. Cookies are small data files which are stored on your computer. Cookies help us to check on the frequency of use and the number of users who visit our web pages, and to make our services to you as convenient and efficient as possible.

On the one hand, we use so-called “session cookies”, which are exclusively stored temporarily for the duration of your use of one of our web pages. On the other hand, we also use “permanent cookies” in order to record data on visitors who repeatedly access one of our web pages. The purpose of using cookies is to be able to offer you optimal user guidance as well as to “recognise” you and thus be able to present to you as diversified a web-site as possible along with new content during repeated use. The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number. Name, IP address, etc. are not stored. No individual profile is created on your usage behaviour.

Our website offer can also be used without cookies. You can change your browser settings to disable cookies, restrict them to certain websites or set your browser to alert you whenever a cookie is sent. Please note, how-ever, that applying such settings may affect the way in which the website is displayed or limit user guidance.

Cookies that are needed to carry out electronic communication processes or to provide certain functions that you wish to use (such as the shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies on your computer to allow it to provide you with a technically flawless, streamlined service. If other cookies (such as cookies for analysing your browsing behav-iour) are stored on your computer, they will be treated separately in this Privacy Policy.


Your data protection rights

In accordance with the various statutory provisions in place, you shall be entitled to obtain information at any time, and free of charge, regarding your stored personal data, its origin and potential recipients and the pur-pose of the data processing (Article 15 GDPR) and, where applicable, the right to rectification of inaccurate data (Article 16 GDPR), the right to erasure of such data (Article 17 GDPR), the right to restriction of processing ac-cording to Article 18 GDPR, the right to object (Article 21 GDPR) and the right to receive the personal data that you have provided according to Article 20 GDPR. The limitations according to Sections 34 and 35 BDSG apply to the right to information and the right to erasure.

In addition, you shall also have the right to lodge a complaint with a responsible supervisory authority in the event of infringements under data protection law (Article 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG). The responsible supervisory authority in data protection matters is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our enterprise has its registered office. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found under the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.


How you can withdraw your consent to data processing?

A lot of data processing operations can only take place with your express consent. You can withdraw your con-sent at any time. All you have to do is send us a simple email. The legality of any data processing carried out before you withdraw your consent will not be affected by withdrawal of your consent.

Contact details in the event of que-ries or complaints and assertion of your rights

Should you have any queries or complaints or wish to assert your data protection rights, please feel free to reach out to us via the contact given above.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Changes may be made to these privacy notices that must also be published in a timely manner on this website.

Data protection in the case of job applications and the job application process

We collect and process personal data from applicants in order to handle the application process. Processing can occur electronically. This applies in particular if an applicant sends the corresponding application documents elec-tronically, e.g. via email. Should the applicant sign an employment contract, the data submitted will be saved for the purposes of developing the occupational relationship, under consideration of legal regulations.

If no employ-ment contract is signed with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted six months after the rejection decision has been conveyed, provided that no other justified interests prevent the controller responsible for processing from deleting these. In this context, other legitimate reasons could for example be the need for evidence in proceedings in accordance with the Allgemeinen Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (AGG) [General Law on Equality of Treatment].


If you have given us your explicit consent, we will use your email address and personal details you have provided on a voluntary basis in order to send our newsletter to you on a regular basis. All you need to do is enter an email address in order to receive the newsletter. Additional personal details you have provided on a voluntary basis are merely used to personalise the newsletter. At the end of each newsletter, you will find a link where you can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via email datenschutz@srh.de.

Application and use of YouTube

YouTube components are integrated on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that gives video pub-lishers the opportunity to upload video clips free of charge, and also gives other users the opportunity to view, rate and comment on these video clips free of charge. YouTube authorises the publication of all kinds of videos, which is why entire film and television programmes along with music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be viewed via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time you visit a page on our website on which a YouTube component has been integrated (YouTube Video), your Internet browser is automatically instructed by the respective YouTube component to download the corre-sponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be retrieved at https://www.youtube.com/intl/en-GB/yt/about/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are both in-formed of the specific sub-pages on our website that you have visited.

If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube is informed when you visit a sub-page containing a YouTube video of which specific sub-page of our website the data subject has visited. This information is collated by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google will always be informed via the YouTube component about the fact that the data subject has visited our website if you are also logged in to YouTube at the same time as visiting our website. This happens regardless of whether you click on a YouTube video or not. If you do not want such information to be transferred to YouTube and Google, you can prevent this from happening by logging out of your YouTube account before visiting our website.

The privacy regulations published by YouTube, which can be retrieved at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, give an insight into the collection, processing and use of per-sonal data by YouTube and Google.

Data safety

SRH shall take all necessary technical and organisational security measures to ensure that your personal data is protected against loss and misuse, such as by storing your data in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. In certain cases, your personal data is encrypted by Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL) during transmission. This means that the communication between your computer and our servers is carried out using a recognised encoding procedure, if your browser supports SSL.

Should you intend to contact SRH via e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information cannot be guaranteed. The content of unencrypted emails can be viewed by third parties. For this reason, we recommend that any confidential information be sent to us by regular mail only.

Right to information

Upon written request we will gladly inform you as to which personal data related to you we have stored (e.g. name, address).