Privacy policy

Person responsible and data protection officer

Responsible for this website is

Dr. Jan Gerchow, Frankfurt Historical Museum, Saalhof 1, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


You can reach the data protection officer by e-mail at or at the address: Data Protection and IT Security Department of the City of Frankfurt am Main, Sandgasse 6, 60311 Frankfurt am Main.

Nature of the data

Each time content on the website is accessed, data is temporarily stored that may allow identification. The following data is collected:

  • Date and time of access
  • IP address
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Website from which the website was accessed
  • Websites accessed via the website
  • page visited on our website
  • Message as to whether the call was successful
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Information about browser type and version used
  • operating system

The temporary storage of data is necessary for the course of a website visit to enable delivery of the website to the calling person. Further storage in log files takes place in order to ensure the functionality of the website and the security of the information technology systems. Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes.

Legal basis & purposes

The data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO. The stored data is used exclusively for data security purposes.

Other cookies are used on this website, which are necessary for calling up the website and the tracking tool Matomo, which is not necessary for the operation of the website. These tools allow us to provide a comfortable website with content that is tailored to your preferences. We can only partially disable the aforementioned services for your visit. You can find more information later in this explanation.

Storage period

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of website provision, this is the case when the respective session has ended. The log files are stored for a maximum of 24 hours directly and exclusively accessible to administrators. They are not passed on to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes. After that, they are only indirectly available via the reconstruction of encrypted backups, which are finally deleted after 14 days.

Rights of the data subjects

Right to information

You can request information in accordance with Art. 15 DS-GVO about your personal data that we process.

Right to rectification

If the information concerning you is not (or no longer) accurate, you can request a correction in accordance with Art. 16 DS-GVO. If your data is incomplete, you may request that it be completed.

Right to deletion

In accordance with Art. 17 DS-GVO, you can demand the deletion of your personal data if the conditions for this are met.

Right to restriction of processing

According to Art. 18 DS-GVO, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data if the conditions for this are met.

Right to lodge a complaint

If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority of your own choice in accordance with Art. 77(1) DS-GVO. This includes the data protection supervisory authority responsible for the controller:

The Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, P.O. Box 3163, 65021 Wiesbaden, 0611/1408-0,

Cookie Information

We use cookies on this website to recognize the settings and preferences of visitors and to further adapt the design of the website to the needs of visitors. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the site visitor's Internet browser. Since the https protocol (Hypertext Transfer Protocol secure) is by definition a stateless protocol and thus for the web server each access is independent of all others, cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser with which you visit us.

For example, there are the so-called session cookies, which are used to identify users of the Internet offer during a longer-lasting web application over several accesses, without having to enter the password again each time a subpage is called up, for example. Cookie information for the web server depends on the settings of the individual cookie. The duration of cookie storage for users depends on when the cookies are deleted from the user's web browser.

Cookies used

The following cookies are used on our website:

Cookie information accepted (cookiefirst-consent).

When the website is called up for the first time, an info box appears regarding the use of cookies in accordance with the EU's e-privacy directive. The cookiefirst-consent cookie is set so that the same users can recognize whether they have accepted the cookie information when they visit the above-mentioned websites at a later time. If the user deletes the cookies in his or her browser, this cookie will also be deleted. Otherwise, it will be stored for a maximum of 12 months.

Data collection for website display ( _pk_ses).

This cookie is used to record the behavior of visitors to the website. It is used to collect statistics about the use of the website, such as the time of the last visit to the website. The cookie does not contain any personal data and is only used for website analysis (expires after 30 minutes).

Data collection for website usage analysis (_pk_id).

Matomo / Piwik cookie, which stores some details about users, e.g. the unique visitor ID. Storage period is 1 year and 1 month.


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