Data protection

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar takes data protection seriously and respects your privacy. For this reason, our activities on the Web strictly adhere to the applicable data protection regulations. We assure you that your personal data will be treated with absolute confidentiality and will not be shared with external parties or included with other data sources. You are under no obligation to enter personal data on web forms provided on this site. But if you do comply, your data will only be used by the Klassik Stiftung Weimar to process your query. If you choose not to share your data with us, we regret that we cannot process such queries.


Our website uses Piwik, an open-source, web analytics software package recommended by data protection authorities, which provides us information about the visitors who use our website. Piwik helps us evaluate the attractiveness of our website and improve its content and functionality. For this purpose, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar automatically stores information which is normally transmitted by your browser. This applies to the following information:

  • Your browser type and version
  • Your operating system
  • Referrer URL (previously visited page)
  • Time of server query
  • Actions taken on our website
  • IP address

We automatically anonymise our visitors’ IP addresses (AnonymizeIP plugin) which makes it impossible to assign the collected data to any specific individual and therefore, are no longer subject to the data protection regulations.


Our website uses plugins by the company AddThis, LLC, 8000 Westpark Dr., Suite 625, McLean, VA 22102. AddThis is an open-source web service which allows users to tag the page they are on with a bookmark (also known as a »favourite«) and share it with other users on social networks. In this way, AddThis serves as an interface to practically all commonly used bookmarking services and social networks.

When you click on an AddThis extension, your Internet browser creates a direct link with the servers at AddThis and the selected social network or bookmarking service. The data produced in this action (e.g. time of use or browser language) is transmitted to AddThis LLC in the United States and processed there. When you share the content of our website with social networks, bookmarking services, etc., a link can be created between the website and your user profile on the corresponding network. The resulting data is saved by AddThis and the corresponding service.

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection, processing and usage by AddThis, its privacy policy, terms of service or privacy settings, see the Privacy and Data Practices at AddThis. To learn more about the purpose and scope of data collection, processing and usage through the social networks to which you have sent data, as well as about your rights and instructions for changing your privacy settings, please read the privacy statements of the social network provider in question (e.g. Facebook). If you do not want AddThis to collect information about your visit on our website, then please refrain from activating these plugins.


If you have any questions about data protection at the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, our data protection representative Mr. Peter Dähne would be happy to answer them: