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Legal Notice / Data Protection

Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg
Bingstraße 60
90480 Nürnberg 

Telephone: + 49-911-94 04-0
Telefax: + 49-911-94 04-150

E-Mail: info(at)


The Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg is a public institution and state institution (article 11 (1) of the Bavarian Higher Education Act – BayHSchG)).

It is legally represented by its President, Professor Holger Felten.


Responsible supervisory body
Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences and the Arts
Salvatorstr. 2
80333 Munich


Responsible for content according to section 5 of the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz - TMG) and section 18 (2) of the State Media Treaty (Medienstaatsvertrag– MStV) 
Professor Holger Felten


Concept & Design
Felix Neumann
Rory Witt
(Alumni Class Felten / Girst, Graphic Design / Visual Communication)

Andreas Faust


Petra Meyer (University Communication)
Anna-Lena Rößner (University Communication)


The subdomain Galerie was made possible thanks to the kind support of Südwolle Group.


Limitation of liability
The contents of this website have been prepared with the greatest possible care. However, the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness and up-to-dateness of the content provided. The use of the contents of the website and its subdomains is at the user's own risk. Contributions identified by name reflect the opinion of the respective author and not always the opinion of the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg. The mere use of the website does not constitute any contractual relationship between the user of the website and its subdomains and the academy.


Disclaimer – external links
This website contains links to third-party websites (“external links”). These websites are subject to the liability of the respective operators. When the external links were first created, the academy checked the external content for any legal violations. At that time, no legal violations were apparent. The academy has no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. The inclusion of external links does not imply that the academy adopts the content behind the reference or link as its own. It is not reasonable for the academy to constantly monitor the external links without concrete evidence of legal violations. However, in the event of knowledge of legal violations, such external links will be deleted immediately.


The content published on this website is subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright law. Any use not permitted by German copyright and ancillary copyright law requires the prior written consent of the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg or the respective rights holder. This applies in particular to the copying, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Contents and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorised reproduction or distribution of individual content or complete pages is not permitted and is punishable by law. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted. Displaying this website in external frames is only permitted with written permission.


Social media pages
This Legal Notice also applies to the following social media profiles:



Data Protection


This data protection declaration covers the processing of personal data on this website, including the services offered there as well as our social media channels and to the extent that no special information is provided.

For more information on the processing of your data, please use the contact details given below.


A.    General information

Contact details of the controller
The controller, i.e. the organisation responsible for data processing as defined in data protection legislation, especially the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is the: 


Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg
Bingstraße 60
90480 Nürnberg 
Telephone: + 49-911-94 04-0
Fax: + 49-911-94 04-150
Email: info(at)


The Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg is an organisation under public law and a state institution (article 11 (1) of the Bavarian Higher Education Act (BayHSchG)). It is represented by the president, Prof. Holger Felten.


Contact details of the Data Protection Officer
Data Protection Officer of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg
Bingstraße 60
90480 Nürnberg 


Purpose of and legal basis for the processing of personal data
The purpose of our data processing is to perform public services delegated to us by law, especially those tasks of public information.
The legal basis for processing your personal data, unless indicated otherwise, is article 4 (1) of the Bavarian Data Protection Act (BayDSG) in combination with Article 6 (1) point e) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Pursuant to this legislation, we are authorised to process data required for us to fulfil our responsibilities.
Where you have given consent for your data to be processed, processing is covered by article 6 (1) point a) of the GDPR.


Recipients of personal data
Technical operation of our data processing systems is conducted by 


domainfactory GmbH
Oskar-Messter-Str. 33
85737 Ismaning
Telephone: +49 89 998 288 026
Fax: +49 89 55 266 222


If necessary, your data is forwarded to the respective authorities responsible for supervision and auditing so that they can fulfil their duties. 

To prevent risks to the security of information technology, data may be forwarded to the Landesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (Bavarian state office for security in information technology) and processed there on the basis of section 12 of the Bavarian act to promote electronic government (BayEGovG). 

Storage period for personal data 
Your data is only stored as long as it is necessary to complete relevant tasks whilst observing legal retention requirements. 



B.    Rights of the data subject

General regulations
Pursuant to article 15 of the GDPR, you, the data subject, are entitled to the following rights concerning the processing of your data:
•    You can ask for information about whether data concerning you is being processed. If this is the case, you are entitled to information about which data is processed and other information relating to the processing (article 15 of the GDPR). Please note that this right to information can be restricted or excluded in certain cases (see in particular article 10 of the BayDSG).
•    If the personal data concerning you is/has become inaccurate or incomplete, you can request that this data is rectified and/or completed (article 16 of the GDPR).
•    If the legal requirements are met, you can request that your personal data be deleted (article 17 of the GDPR) or processing of your data be restricted (article 18 of the GDPR). The right to deletion pursuant to article 17 (1) and (2) of the GDPR does not apply, however, if the processing of personal data is vital for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or is performed in the exercise of official authority (article 17 (3) point b) of the GDPR).
•    If you have consented to data processing or there is a contract concerning data processing and data is processed automatically, you may be entitled to data portability (article 20 of the GDPR).

•    If there is an international transfer of personal data without the basis of an adequacy decision of the EU Commission, you have the right to obtain a copy of the contractual safeguards from us upon request.
•    You are entitled to file a complaint concerning the processing of your personal data with a supervisory authority as defined in article 51 of the GDPR. The pertinent supervisory authority for the Bavarian public service is the Bavarian Data Protection Commissioner, Wagmüllerstraße 18, 80538 München. In addition to the right of appeal, you can also seek a judicial remedy.


Right of revocation
Insofar as processing is based on consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation is only effective for the future; this means that the revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Right to object
You may object to the processing of your personal data at any time due to reasons based on your personal circumstances (pursuant to article 21 of the GDPR). If the legal requirements are met, we will then not further process your personal data.



C.    Information about the website

Technical implementation
Our web server is operated by durch domainfactory GmbH. The personal data transmitted by you when you visit our website is therefore processed by

domainfactory GmbH
Oskar-Messter-Str. 33
85737 Ismaning
Telephone: +49 89 998 288 026
Fax: +49 89 55 266 222

on our behalf.


Creation of log files
By using this or other web pages, you transmit data to our web server through your internet browser. The following data is recorded during any open connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server: 

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the accessed file and data volume transmitted
  • Access status (file transmitted, not found etc.)
  • Identifying data of browser and operating system used (if transmitted by the browser accessing the site)
  • The website from which our website is accessed (if transmitted by the browser accessing the site)


The data in this log file is processed as follows:

  • Log entries are continually and automatically analysed, with the purpose of recognising attacks on the server and being able to react accordingly.
  • In some instances, for example if an error or security breach is reported, a manual analysis is performed.
  • Log entries that are older than seven days are anonymised by shortening the IP address.
  • The anonymised logs are used for creating statistics on site access. The software used for this is operated locally.

The IP addresses contained in the log files are not combined with other data, so conclusions can be drawn about individual users.

This data is deleted once the connection is ended.


SSL encryption
We use state-of-the-art encryption processes (such as SSL) using HTTPS to protect your data while it is being transferred.


Active Components
We use active components such as JavaScript, Java-Applets or Active-X-Controls. You can adjust your browser settings to disable this function.


We do not set or use cookies on our homepage (

Our Wiki (  uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user`s computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic sequence of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.

The following technically required cookies are used on our website:

Cookie-name: rc_room_type; Purpose: Enable real-time communication via live chat; Expiration: Session

Cookie-Name: rc_is_widget; Purpose: Enable real-time communication via live chat; Expiration: Session



D.    Information on specific instances of data processing

Social Media
On our social media pages, we create content within the scope of our public relations activities and our freedom of research, teaching and art, and we see the contributions and interactions of the community there. We endeavour to inform our users according to the needs of our target audience and to engage in a dialogue with our target audience.


The social media pages of the AdBK Nuremberg are intended only as an additional offer for the users of the social networks. Students and any other interested people can find alternative information and communication options on the homepage of the AdBK Nuremberg, which can be used without any disadvantage. The AdBK Nuremberg points out that the respective social media pages are for information and communication purposes only, but that no service or other administrative duties can be provided by them.


We will expose any content, contributions or enquiries that violate the rights of third parties or that constitute a criminal or regulatory offence by transmitting it to the responsible authority or the social media provider; we will also block or delete it.


The legal basis for data processing on our social media pages and elements is article 6 (1) point e) of the GDPR in connection with article 2 (6) of the Bavarian Higher Education Act (BayHSchG), article 3 of the BayHschG, article 4 (1) sentences 1 and 2 of the BayEGovG, section 5 (1) point 2) of the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG) and, if applicable, the contract between the respective service provider pursuant to article 6 (1) point b) of the GDPR.


Social media posts and messages that you transmit to us in non-public form are checked at regular intervals, as to whether storing these requests is still necessary for the purpose of dealing with possible follow-up questions. If it is no longer necessary to store them, their processing will be limited and they will still be stored in accordance with legal retention requirements and archiving regulations.


If you have publicly communicated with us via social media, you can decide yourself how long the data should remain public or ask us to delete it. We will then delete this data in accordance with archiving regulations within our area of responsibility. Should any copies of the data remain after deletion, their processing will be restricted and they will be stored in accordance with legal retention requirements and archiving regulations.


Additional data protection information on the service providers or services
Social media providers often create extensive profiles of their members and of those they are in contact with via tele-media services (for example by clicking a like button or accessing a website). These profiles are used for the purpose of selling advertisements, amongst other things. So if you use our services with these providers, they will know that there is a connection between you and us. As we are jointly responsible for some of this data processing, we provide further information on the processing by the social media providers.
You can limit the scope of data processing to some extent by adjusting your browser setting or installing browser add-ons. Useful information about this is available at (available only in German). The providers also offer individual settings to regulate advertising and tracking, for example. This may only be possible if you have an account with the respective provider. We have listed important information sources as well as terms of use for the most important ones here.


Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, owned by: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Terms of use:
    Data protection policy:
    Cookie policy:
    Possibilities to object:


Facebook (including Instagram)
Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland 
•    Website (Facebook):
•    Website (Instagram):
•    Terms of use (Facebook):
•    Terms of use (Instagram):
•    Data protection policy (Facebook):
•    Data protection policy (Instagram):
•    Cookie policy (Facebook):
•    Cookie policy (Instagram):
•    Pages, Groups and Events Policies (Facebook):
•    Platform Policy (Instagram):
•    Information on page insights data (Facebook):
•    Additional agreement on Page Insights (Facebook):
•    Possibilities to object (Facebook):
•    Possibilities to object (Instagram):


Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland and Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street #900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA
•    Terms of service:
•    Data protection policy:
•    Cookie policys:
•    Platform rules:
•    Possibility to object:


Google (including YouTube)
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
•    Data protection policy for (Google):
•    Google terms of use (Google):
    Google+ terms of use: (only available in German)
•    YouTube terms of use (YouTube): (only available in German)
•    Cookie policy:
•    Platform rules (YouTube):
•    Possibilities to object:


You can subscribe to our newsletter. To subscribe it is generally sufficient to enter your email address. We may, however, ask you to give your name, so that we can address you personally in the newsletter, or to give other information that is necessary for the purposes of the newsletter. Your email address is stored for the purpose of sending the newsletter and processed only for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The newsletter is sent based on your consent. 

Your address and your order are forwarded to the distribution company MailChimp, a newsletter distribution platform operated by the US-American provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA for the purpose of processing your order. 
•    Website:
•    Data protection policy:

Double-opt-in procedure: Subscription to our newsletter always uses a so-called double-opt-in procedure: This means that you receive an email upon registration; this message asks you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary to prevent people from registering with other people's email addresses. Registrations for the newsletter are logged so that the registration process can be documented in accordance with legal requirements. This includes storing the time of registration and time of confirmation as well as the IP address. Changes to the data stored with the distributor are also logged.

Possibility to object (opt out): You may cancel your subscription to our newsletter, i.e. revoke your consent or object to further receipt, at any time. A link for cancelling the subscription is provided at the end of each newsletter, or you can use any of the above-mentioned ways to contact us, preferably email.


Contact form
The data you enter is stored for the purpose of communicating with you individually. To do this we need a valid email address and your name. This serves the purpose of assigning and subsequently answering your enquiry. Any further information is optional.

The basis for the processing of the personal data you enter in the obligatory fields is, if nothing else is specified, article 4 (1) of the Bavarian Data Protection Act (BayDSG) in combination with article 2 of the Bavarian Higher Education Act (BayHSchG) within the scope of the opening clause of article 6 (2)-(3) in combination with article 6 (1) point (1) point (e) of the GDPR. These provisions allow the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg to process the data necessary to complete its tasks as stated in the higher education act. Permission to process data can also be based on a legal duty of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg pursuant to article 6 (1) point 1 (c) of the GDPR in combination with duties resulting from the BayHSchG.


For our events, we process the data necessary for registration and organisation in accordance with article 6 (1) point e) of the GDPR. Data is deleted in accordance with legal retention periods, i.e. after six years for business letters and after ten years for invoices, unless the data of the participants is required beyond these periods to be able to issue copies or confirmations.



E.    Amendments to our data protection declaration
We reserve the right to change our data protection declaration, to accommodate changes to legislation or changes in the services we provide, (e.g., if we introduce new services). The new data protection policy will then apply to your future visit to our website.


Do you have any questions?
If you have questions about data protection, please write us an email or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:

Data Protection Officer of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg
Bingstraße 60
90480 Nürnberg 



F.    Data Protection Declaration 

Data protection guideline of the AdBK Nuremberg


Datenschutzhinweise für Videokonferenzsysteme AdBK Nürnberg

Datenschutzhinweise für StudienbewerberInnen AdBK Nürnberg

Datenschutzhinweise für Personalauswahlverfahren AdBK Nürnberg

Datenschutzhinweise Energiepreispauschale für Studierende AdBK Nürnberg DEU & ENG




G.  Social-Media


Datenschutz-Folgenabschätzung Social Media-Präsenzen AdBK Nürnberg

Nutzungskonzept Social Media AdBK Nürnberg


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Opening Hours:

lecture period: Monday till Friday, 7.30 a.m.-7 p.m. / Saturday  9 a.m.-1 p.m.

lecture break: Monday till Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / Friday, 8 a.m.- 2.30 p.m.


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Monday till Thursday, 8-12 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. / Friday, 8-12 a.m. and 1-2.30 p.m.


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Fridays by phone only

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Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Opening Hours:

lecture period/ lecture break:
Monday till Thursday: 9–12 a.m. and 1–4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.– 2 p.m.
closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
Please note that the opening hours may change at short notice. Current changes will be announced in time by e-mail, on the homepage and at the library entrance.


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