Artist & Project


Welcome to the Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy“) of the “Outer Space Transmitter Website” (the “Website”). The Website is operated by:

Mona Schulzek
Lindemannstr. 23
40237 Duesseldorf

(in the following: “We” or “Us”). This Privacy Policy explains how We collect, store, protect, and share Your information as defined below (“Personal Data”), and with whom We share it. Mona Schulzek is the controller of Your Personal Data in the meaning of Art. 4 no. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). We suggest You read this Privacy Policy in conjunction with our Website General Terms and Conditions of Use available at www.outerspacetransmitter.art/terms-of-use.

1. Collection of Personal Data
In the following, we inform you about the Personal Data we are processing about You. Personal Data means information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual (data subject - You). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

1.1. Personal Data about Website Users
We do not collect personal data such as mentioned under Nr. 1 nor do we use Cookies. If You are using Our Website with Your mobile device, we do not use mobile device identifiers.

1.2. Sending a Message
If you created one or more text and send it to be transmitted into outer space, Your Message is stored in the public archive on this Website. No Personal Data about You will be displayed on the Website, as we do not collect any. Only Your Message and time of sending will be stored and shared with the public in the archive on this Website. As no personal data is processed and Your use of Our Website is anonymous, there is no definite end date of storage for Your Message.

1.3. Contact
If You contact Us by writing to hello@outerspacetransmitter.art, We will receive Your email address, and may track Your IP address as well as the information You send to Us to help resolve Your query. We will keep records of our communications with You, including any complaints that We receive from You about other Users (and from other Users about You).

The collection and processing of the Personal Data mentioned in the previous paragraph is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR (necessary for the performance of a contract with You).

2. Data Storage and Retention
The hosting of this Website is provided by Vercel Inc., 340 S Lemon Ave #4133 Walnut, CA 91789, United States of America. Messages and their time of sending will be stored in the multi-cloud database MongoDB Atlas provided by MongoDB Limited (1633 Broadway, 38th Floor, New York, NY 10019, United States) with whom we concluded an agreement for contract data pursuant according to §62 BDSG.

3. Links to Third Party Websites
The Website may from time to time contain links to and from third party websites. If you follow a link to one of these websites, please note that these websites are subject to their own privacy regulations and we cannot assume any responsibility or guarantee for third-party data protection conditions. Please make sure that you are aware of the applicable privacy policy before sending personal data to these websites.

4. Changes to this Policy
We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. By continuing to access or use the Website after those changes become effective, You agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

5. Your Rights
You have the following rights when using our website:

Right to information (Art 15 GDPR): You have the right to demand that the Controller provides proof that it processes your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to ask for further information about exactly why your data is processed, personal data categories, who receives your personal data or recipient categories, how long your data is stored, whether you have the right to deletion, correction or to restrict the processing of your data, the right of objection, and all information available concerning the source of your data.
Right to correction (Art 16 GDPR): You have the right to demand that the Controller promptly corrects your personal data. This right includes correcting inaccurate data and completing incomplete personal data.
Right to deletion (Art 17 GDPR): You have the right to demand that the Controller deletes your personal data promptly for reasons defined in Art 17 par 1 lit a to f GDPR (e.g. the purpose for data processing does not exist anymore) and processing your data becomes unnecessary.
Right to restrict processing (Art 18 GDPR):In the cases described in Art 18 GDPR (e.g. inaccuracy of the personal data, unlawful processing, etc.) you have the right to demand that the Controller restricts processing.
Right to data transmissibility (Art 20 GDPR): You have the right to receive the personal data you made available to Controller in a structured, current format and to demand that the Controller transmits this data to another responsible office (e.g. another law firm).
Right of objection (Art 21 GDPR): You have the right at any time to object to your personal data being processed while using our website.
Cancelling permissions (Art 7 GDPR): You can cancel permissions you gave Controller at any time.

Right of complaint: You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority.

Version as of 12 November 2020


These General Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms”) explain how you (“You”) may use our services and content offered free of charge on this website (“Website”). This Website is operated by Mona Schulzek, Lindemannstr. 23 40237 Duesseldorf Germany (hereinafter referred to as “Us“ or “We“). The Website is part of the art project “Outer Space Transmitter”. The project enables people to express their thoughts about what it means to be a European citizen and send this message (“Message”) instantly into outer space. You may send your message via this Website by writing a text and hitting the send button (max. 1000 characters). Besides being encoded and send into outer space, your Message will be added to a public archive on this Website, where the general public can view your Message. Selected Messages will potentially be shown anonymously as part of an art installation at high profile venues in Europe and/or published in a final publication about the project.

On the Website, You may view and share individual messages. Please take a few moments to read these Terms before using the Website. By accessing or using the Website, You acknowledge that You have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms. If You do not agree to these Terms, You should cease to access and use this Website immediately.

1. User Content
1.1. Messages are hereinafter individually or collectively referred to as “User Content”. You are free to express Yourself as much as possible in creating User Content, however, there is certain User Content We will not allow on the Website. We have to impose restrictions on certain User Content which:
1.1.1. contains language which could be deemed offensive or is likely to harass other person;
1.1.2. contains personally identifiable information of others, unless the relevant data subject has consented;
1.1.3. is defamatory, discriminatory, or mean-spirited content, including references or commentary about religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, national/ethnic origin, or other targeted groups;
1.1.4. encourages any illegal activity including, without limitation, terrorism, inciting racial hatred or the submission of which in itself constitutes committing a criminal offence;
1.1.5. relates to commercial activities (including, without limitation, sales, competitions and advertising, links to other websites or premium line telephone numbers);
1.1.6. involves the transmission of “junk“ mail or “spam“;
1.1.7. contains any spyware, adware, viruses, corrupt files, worm programs or other malicious code designed to interrupt, damage or limit the functionality of or disrupt any software, hardware, telecommunications, networks, servers or other equipment, Trojan horse or any other material designed to damage, interfere with, wrongly intercept or expropriate any data or personal information;
1.1.8. itself, or the posting of which, infringes any third party's rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights and privacy rights);
1.1.9. shows another person which was created or distributed without that person’s consent.

We operate a zero-tolerance policy for this kind of User Content and We have the right to take it down as soon as we have become aware of it.
1.2. You are responsible and liable for Your User Content and You will indemnify, defend, release, and hold Us harmless from any claims made in connection with Your User Content.
1.3. After Your Message has been sent, it will be displayed on the Website’s archive anonymously. We do not demand or publish any (personal) information as a prerequisite for using the messaging function. However, if You do choose to reveal any (personal) information about Yourself, to Us and to third parties, it is at Your own risk. We encourage You to use the same caution in disclosing details about Yourself to third parties online as You would under any other circumstances. Please see our Privacy Policy www.outerspacetransmitter.art/terms-of-use for details on how we process Personal Data.
1.4. Please be aware that Your User Content may be visible to other users of the Website and any visitor of the internet all around the world instantly - so make sure You are comfortable sharing Your Content before You post. As such, You agree that Your User Content may be viewed by other users and any person visiting, participating in or who is sent a link to the User Content or Website.
1.5. By sending Your User Content, You represent and warrant to Us that You have all necessary rights and licenses to do so, and automatically grant Us a perpetual, exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use Your user Content in any way, in any exploitation form and in any media and medium currently known or developed in the future (including, without limitation, editing, copying, modifying, adapting, translating, reformatting, creative derivative works from, incorporating into other works, advertising, distributing and otherwise making available to the general public, whether in whole or in part).
1.6. We have the right to remove, edit, limit or block access to any of Your User Content at any time, and We have no obligation to display or review Your User Content.

2. Our Content
2.1. Any other text, content, graphics, user interfaces, trademarks, logos, sounds, artwork, and other intellectual property appearing on the Website are owned, controlled or licensed by Us and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property law rights. All right, title and interest in and to Our content remains with Us at all times.
2.2. We grant You a non-exclusive, limited, personal, non-transferable, revocable, license to access and use Our content, without the right to sublicense, under the following conditions:
2.2.1. You shall not use, sell, modify, or distribute Our content except as permitted by the functionality of the Website, if applicable;
2.2.2. You shall not create derivative works from Our content or commercially exploit Our content, in whole or in part, in any way; and
2.2.3. You shall use Our content for lawful purposes only. 2.3. We reserve all other rights.

3. Restrictions on the Website
3.1. You hereby undertake to:
3.1.1. comply with all applicable laws, including without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws and regulatory requirements;
3.1.2. use the services in a manner that respects others and meets a high standard of behavior.
3.2. You undertake that You will not:
3.2.1. act in an unlawful or unprofessional manner including being dishonest, abusive or discriminatory;
3.2.2. misrepresent Your identity or affiliations with a person or entity;
3.2.3. disclose information that You do not have the consent to disclose;
3.3. Scraping or replicating any part of the Website without our prior consent is expressly prohibited. This includes by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces - unless You have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Us.

4. Data Protection and Privacy
For information about how We collect, use and share Your personal data, please check out our Privacy Policy. www.outerspacetransmitter.art/terms-of-use.

5. Limitation of Liability
5.1. For services provided free of charge, We will be liable, regardless of the legal basis, exclusively for damage due to willful conduct or gross negligence or the absence of a guaranteed feature. Our liability is not limited for willful misconduct. In the event of gross negligence or the absence of a guaranteed feature our liability is limited to reasonable, foreseeable damage. Otherwise, our liability is excluded.
5.2. We do not exclude or limit our liability to you in any way where it would be unlawful to do so.

6. Removal of Infringing Content 6.1. Under §§ 8-10 German Telemedia Act (TMG) We are neither obliged to monitor User Content nor to investigate circumstances which suggest illegal activity. For this reason, We are unable to assume any guarantee for external contents.
6.2. If You believe any content infringes upon Your intellectual property rights, You may request removal of that material by submitting a written notification alleging such infringement (“Takedown Notice“) including the following:
6.2.1. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
6.2.2. Identification of the material claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
6.2.3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact You, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
6.2.4. A statement that You have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and 6.2.5. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and You are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
6.3. Any Takedown Notices should be sent to: hello@outerspacetransmitter.art

7. Links to third-party Websites or Resources
7.1. The Website may contain links to third-party websites or resources. In such cases, You acknowledge and agree that We are not responsible or liable for:
7.1.1. the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or
7.1.2. the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources.
7.2. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from Your use of any such websites or resources. Framing, in-line linking or other methods of association with the Website are expressly prohibited without first obtaining our prior written approval.

8. Changes to these Terms
We may revise these Terms from time to time. The most current version of these Terms will govern Your use of the Website. By continuing to access or use the Website after those changes become effective, You agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

9. Miscellaneous
9.1. These Terms constitute the whole agreement and understanding between You and Us and supersede any previous arrangement, understanding or agreement between You and Us relating to the subject matter of these Terms.
9.2. These Terms and all rights and obligations thereunder shall be exclusively governed and exclusively construed in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany but without prejudice to the consumer protections afforded by Your local laws. You can bring legal proceedings in respect of these Terms and all rights and obligations thereunder only in the German courts, or instead in the courts in the jurisdiction where you live.
9.3. If any provision of these Terms should be or become wholly or partially void, ineffective or unenforceable, the validity, effectiveness and enforceability of the other provisions of these Terms shall not be affected thereby. Any such invalid, ineffective or unenforceable provision shall be deemed replaced by such valid, effective and enforceable provision as comes closest to the economic intent and purpose of the invalid, ineffective or unenforceable provision as regards subject-matter, extent, time, place and scope. The aforesaid shall apply mutatis mutandis to any gap in these Terms.
9.4. Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these Terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.

10. Information about the Service Provider

Mona Schulzek
Lindemannstr. 23
40237 Duesseldorf

Version as of 12. November 2020.

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