Privacy Policy

1. Responsible and Data Protection Officer

Responsible in terms of art. 5 II GDPR for this offer is

Bitpalast GmbH
Sensburger Allee 27
D-14055 Berlin

Phone +49 30 32701892
Fax +49 30 32701891

In the privacy statement “we”, “us”, “our” and “Bitpalast®” means the person in charge “Bitpalast GmbH”. Any data subject can contact us directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

In accordance with BDSG and GDPR Bitpalast® is not obliged to appoint a data protection officer.

The following privacy policy applies only to this website and its subpages, but not to any linked third-party websites.

2. Subject of Protection

The subject of protection is personal data, that is to say, details of personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, in particular, information that allows you to identify your identity (for example, details such as name, postal address, e-mail address, IP address or telephone number).

3. Collecting General Data

With each request the this website records various general data and information, which are stored in so-called logfiles (logs) of the server. These data include

  • Date and time of a transaction
  • Your ip address
  • What pages, scripts and graphics you have downloaded
  • The type and version of your browser
  • Click-through-paths between pages, scripts and graphics
  • From what page you came if you have been referred by a link
  • Parameters that the referring page has transmitted

Bitpalast® needs the aforementioned data in order to deliver the content of our website correctly and to ensure the long-term functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website. The stored data will only be evaluated for statistical purposes. In principle, this data cannot be assigned to specific persons by Bitpalast®. Personal user profiles cannot be formed. The data will not be merged with other data sources.

The processing of the data is based on art. 6 I lit. b) GDPR. According to this regulation, the processing of personal data is required to fulfill a contract for the use of this website of which you are a party or to carry out pre-contractual measures. In addition, the processing by art. 6 I lit. f) justified because it is in our particular interest and does not outweigh your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. Our interest is to deliver our web content properly and in a user-friendly manner.

4. Cookies

This website uses “cookies”. “Cookies” are small files on your hard drive that help personalize the site. All cookies are “session cookies”, i. they are automatically deleted from your computer as soon as you log out. This site refrains from using tracking cookies. You can refuse the acceptance of the session cookies in your browser. However, this will affect the function of the website. Bitpalast® does not track information related to the behavior of users on the site by using cookies and other mechanisms. Hence, none of such information is used for internal evaluations.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Failure to accept cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Insofar as the cookies serve the proper delivery of our web offer, the legal basis of the processing is art. 6 I lit. b) GDPR. Incidentally, the processing by art. 6 I lit. f) GDPR justified because the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company. Our legitimate interest lies in the fact that at the current technical state it is impossible to deliver a dynamic website without using session cookies.

5. Spotify Inline Frame

This website implements an “inline frame” that points to a website by Spotify USA Inc, 4 World Trade Center, 150 Greenwich Street, 62nd Floor, New York, NY, 10007. The inline frame shows a player by which the music that this website discusses can be played. An “inline frame” is a window through which you look onto another website. The content of the inline frame is not a content of this website, but offered by a different provider, in this case Spotify. Your browser connects individually to the external Spotify website when your browser allows inline frames. Inline frames are widely used across the Internet. If you have configured the security and privacy settings of your browser so that inline frames are displayed, we can assume that you are generally accepting connections to third-party websites while surfing on a website. When your browser allows inline frames, Spotify receives your IP address and the data which music it ought to play to you. In addition, Spotify will receive information from your browser (e.g., the browser type, version, your current IP address). If you are logged in to Spotify, Spotify can assign your visit to this website to your Spotify account. If you do not want this, log out of Spotify before using the player. For further information on the purpose and extent of the data collection by Spotify and its further processing or use, please refer to the privacy policy of Spotify.

Spotify Privacy Policy

The data processing is justified by art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR as it is our legitimate interest to offer the music that is discussed on this website as playable music as all of this website is about this very music.

6. Data Erasure and Storage Duration

This website neither tracks, nor stores personal data. Hence there is no data that we could erase. As far as web server log files are concerned: The IP addresses in log files are anonymized at least once daily. The log files are retained for no longer than 30 days.

7. Your Rights

We are required by law to inform you about your rights, but this website does not track, nor store personal data, so it is practically impossible that any privacy rights can be violated. The following paragraphs are only displayed as general information, because they are a legal requirement.

Information, Confirmation and Right of Rectification

Upon request, Bitpalast® will inform you free of charge if and what personal information we have stored with us. Likewise Bitpalast® confirms on request if certain data are processed. In addition, Bitpalast® will provide you with information on the purposes of processing, the categories of data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients of the data and, if possible, the planned duration for which the data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for the determination of this duration, the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you or for the restriction of our processing or a right to object to processing, the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority.

Unless the personal information is collected from the data subject, Bitpalast® will provide you with all available information about the source of the data, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling, the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject. In addition, Bitpalast® will inform you whether your personal information has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, Bitpalast® will advise you of the appropriate warranties in connection with the transfer.

Right to Rectification

You have the right to demand the correction or completion of incorrect personal data concerning you.

Right to Deletion

You have the right to demand from Bitpalast® that the personal data concerning you be deleted immediately, if one of the following reasons applies and if the processing is not required

  • The personal data has been collected for such purposes or otherwise processed for which they are no longer necessary.
  • You have revoked your consent, to which the processing according to art. 6 I lit. a) GDPR or art. 9 II lit. a) GDPR was supported, and no other legal basis for the processing exist.
  • You object to the processing in accordance with art. 21 I GDPR and there are no prior justifiable grounds for processing, or you object to the processing according to art. 21 II GDPR.
  • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation.
  • The personal data have been recorded in relation to information society services provided in accordance with art. 8 I GDPR.

Right to Restriction of Processing

You may require Bitpalast® to restrict processing if any of the following conditions exist:

  • The accuracy of your personal information is contested by you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to verify the accuracy of your personal information.
  • The processing is unlawful, you refuse the deletion of personal data and instead require the restriction of the use of personal data.
  • We no longer need your personal information for processing purposes, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend your rights.
  • You object to the processing according art. 21 I GDPR and it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons prevail over yours.

Right to Data Transfer

You have the right to receive personal data concerning you, that Bitpalast® processes by means of automated procedures based on your consent (art. 6 I letter a) or art. 9 II lit. a) GDPR) or on the basis of a contract (art.6 I letter b) GDPR), in a structured, common and machine-readable format. These data may be transmitted to another person or transmitted by Bitpalast®, as far as this is technically feasible and if this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

Right to Object

For reasons arising out of your particular situation, you may at any time object to the processing of personal data relating to you, which takes place on the basis of art. 6 I lit. e) or f) GDPR.

Upon receipt of your objection, Bitpalast® will no longer process the relevant personal data, unless Bitpalast® can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

You can object to the processing of your data for the purpose of direct mail at any time. In this case, Bitpalast® will no longer process the personal data for this purpose. This also applies to the profiling, as far as it is associated with such direct mail.

Right to Revoke a Data Protection Consent

You may revoke your consent to processing personal data at any time without giving reasons.

8. Asserting Your Rights

The rights to which you are entitled can be claimed directly from us.

9. Right of Appeal to a Supervising Authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to data protection. The regulator that files the complaint will notify you of the status and outcome of your complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy.

More information and information on the right to file access can be found on the website of the Brandenburg State Commissioner for Data Protection and the website of the Berlin State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Brandenburg State Commissioner for Data Protection 

Berlin State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information 

10. Security

To protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons, Bitpalast® implements technical and organizational security measures according to art. 32 GDPR. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. Access to them is only possible for a small number of authorized persons and persons subject to special data protection who are involved in the technical, administrative or editorial support of data.

11. No Automated Decision-Making / Profiling

We refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.

12. Subject to Change

The data protection declaration can be changed at any time. The current version is published here on the website.