Imprint & Privacy

Imprint & Data Protection

HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein e.V.
Fabian Saavedra-Lara (Leitung)

Park der Partnerstädte 2
44137 Dortmund

Tel. +49 (0) 231 -1373 4212

Invoice Address:
HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein e.V.
Park der Partnerstädte 2
D-44137 Dortmund

The Büro is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, on whose behalf it organises coordination, professionalisation and consulting in the field of media art. The Office is located at HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund.

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Responsible under German law for the content of this website: Fabian Saavedra-Lara (address as above).

We accept no liability for the contents of external sites accessible via links from our site. Although carefully monitored, these sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for their contents.

Design: The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger
Realisation: Hennig Gebhard
Edited by: Riccarda Hessling

Data protection declaration

(please note: This data protection information has been translated automaticly. The legaly binding version is the german version.)

Responsible body in the sense of the data protection laws, in particular the EU data protection basic regulation (DSGVO), is: HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein e.V.

Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties
We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only share your personal information with third parties if:
• you have given your express consent,
• processing is required to complete a contract with you,
• the processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation,

processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your information.

Deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as provided for by the various storage periods provided for by law. After elimination of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the relevant data will be blocked or deleted promptly and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Collecting general information when visiting our website
When you access our website, a cookie automatically records information of a general nature. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information that does not allow conclusions about your person.
This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:
• ensuring a hassle-free connection of the website,
• ensuring a smooth use of our website,
• evaluation of system security and stability as well
• for further administrative purposes.
The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you. The recipient of the data is only the responsible body and possibly the processor.
Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimize our website and the underlying technology. For this evaluation we use the tool Matomo without utilizing tracking cookies. To disable statistic analysis completely, use the following checkbox:

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.


On the basis of your expressly given consent, we will regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.
For the receipt of the newsletter the indication of your E-Mail address is sufficient. When you sign up to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be notified by email about circumstances relevant to the service or registration (such as changes to the newsletter offer or technical conditions).
For an effective registration we need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that an application is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the “Double opt-in” procedure. For this purpose we record the order of the newsletter, the dispatch of a confirmation mail and the receipt of the requested answer. Further data is not collected. The data will be used exclusively for the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
The consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for the newsletter can be revoked at any time. Each newsletter has a link to it. In addition, you can tell us your request via the contact option indicated at the end of this Privacy Notice.
To publish our Newsletter we use the service MailChimp, from the company The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You can inform yourself about their data-protection here:

Change of our privacy policy
We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to always comply with the latest legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Questions to the data protection officer
If you have any questions about privacy, please write us an e-mail:

The privacy policy has been created with the privacy statement generator of activeMind AG.