Privacy Policy

Who we are

Peter Ruge Architekten GmbH
Rheinstraße 5, D-12159 Berlin
Kontakt +49 30 850 799 20
Email :

Company Registration Number

Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg, HRB 126358 B
VAT Identifications Number: DE 815441466

Managing Director

Peter Ruge, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt (Architektenkammer Berlin Nr. 10482)

Supervisory Authority

Berlin Chamber of Architects
Alte Jakobstraße 149
10969 Berlin
Kontakt: +49 30 29 33 07-0


The professional title of „Architekt“ (Architect) is awarded in accordance with the Berlin Architects’ Law, Germany.

The applicable professional regulations are defined by the Berlin Architects’ Law including the professional code of conduct and regulations regarding professional architectural and engineering service fees „Honorare für Leistungen der Architekten und Ingenieure (HOAI)“. This document is available in full on the website of the Architektenkammer Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Architects).

The content and material on our website is subject to German copyright law. Third party contributions are marked as such. Duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use

Privacy Policy for the Website

Privacy Policy of Architekturbüro Peter Ruge Architekten GmbH

1. subject of this data protection declaration

The protection of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") is a great and very important concern for us. In the following, we would therefore like to inform you in detail about the data we collect and how we process or use it, as well as about the accompanying protective measures we have taken from a technical and organisational point of view.

2. responsible body/service provider

The responsible party according to Art. 4 DSGVO and at the same time service provider in the sense of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) is Peter Ruge Architekten GmbH represented by the managing director Prof. Peter Ruge, Rheinstrasse 5, 12159 Berlin, Tel.: +49.30.85079920, email:

Prof. Peter Ruge is responsible according to § 55 of the Broadcasting State Treaty.

3. collection and use of your data

All personal data that we collect from you will only be collected, processed and used for the stated purpose. In doing so, we ensure that this only takes place within the framework of the applicable legal provisions or otherwise only with your consent.

In accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, you may object to the processing of your data in the cases specified therein. Please contact "" or send us your request by post.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority for data protection

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Friedrichstrasse 219, 10969 Berlin

Telefon: 030 13889-0 Telefax: 030 2155050


The extent and nature of the collection and use of your data differ depending on whether you are visiting our website solely to retrieve information or to make use of services offered by us:

a) Internet use

For the purely informational use of our website, it is generally not necessary for you to provide personal data.

Rather, in this case, we only collect and use the data that your Internet browser automatically transmits to us, such as:

We collect and use this data during an informational visit exclusively in non-personal form. This is done to enable the use of the internet pages you have accessed, for statistical purposes and to improve our internet service. We only store the IP address for the duration of your visit, no personal evaluation takes place. We do not combine this data with other data sources and the data is deleted after statistical evaluation. According to the decision of the European Court of Justice of 19.10.2016 (Az.: C 582/14), this is also permissible in view of the Telemedia Act.

b) Use of offers or data use for task fulfilment

If you wish to make use of services offered by us, it may be necessary for you to provide further data. This is the data that is required for the respective processing. You may provide further information voluntarily; it is marked as optional by us.

Some of the services are also provided in the login area of the homepage.

Your data is collected or used for the purpose of providing the service you require.

For the aforementioned purpose, your data may be passed on to service providers who support us and whom we have, of course, carefully selected and obliged to comply with data protection law. In particular, these may be technical service providers or shipping service providers (lettershop, etc.)

Otherwise, your data will only be passed on to other third parties if this is permitted by law or we have received your explicit consent to do so.

4. data protection consent

In addition to providing the services you have requested, we would like to offer you - naturally only if you have explicitly consented to this at a separate point - an Internet presence geared to your interests and occasionally send you news and information about us that may be of interest to you by post or e-mail (in the form of our newsletter) on the basis of your data and use your data for the necessary evaluation and for market research purposes. For this purpose, it is technically necessary for us to compile your data in user profiles and evaluate them for the aforementioned purposes. This is only done internally and only for the aforementioned purposes.

We may also require your consent for the publication of images that are subject to your copyright or on which you are depicted.

You can give your consent separately. You can subsequently revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

Consent with regard to cookies or advertising trackers is governed by § 6 of this declaration below.

5. Newsletter

In order to be able to register for our e-mail newsletter service, we require, in addition to your consent under data protection law, at least your e-mail address to which the newsletter is to be sent. Any further information is voluntary and will be used to address you personally and to personalise the content of the newsletter as well as to clarify any queries regarding the e-mail address.

For sending the newsletter, we generally use the so-called double opt-in procedure, i.e. we will only send you the newsletter if you first confirm your registration via a confirmation e-mail sent to you for this purpose using the link contained therein. In this way, we want to ensure that only you, as the owner of the specified e-mail address, can register for the newsletter. Your confirmation in this regard must be made promptly after receipt of the confirmation e-mail, as otherwise your newsletter registration will be automatically deleted from our database.

You can unsubscribe from a newsletter you have subscribed to at any time. To do so, you can either send us an informal e-mail or use the link at the end of the newsletter to cancel.

6. Use of cookies

We use the technology of cookies for our website. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser by our web server when you visit our website and are stored on your computer for later retrieval. We also use so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons can be used to evaluate information such as your visit to our website. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including the user's IP address) and the delivery of advertising may also be transmitted to and stored by Google LLC on servers in the European Union and the USA. (cf. no. 8). The transferred data cannot be merged with other data stored by you.

You can determine yourself whether cookies can be set and retrieved through the settings in your browser. You can, for example, completely deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, restrict it to certain websites or configure your browser so that it automatically informs you as soon as a cookie is to be set and asks you for feedback on this. However, for technical reasons, it is necessary to allow the aforementioned session cookies for the full range of functions on our website.

As of the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation on 25.05.2018, we will obtain your explicit consent for the use of cookies prior to their use

7. right of revocation and objection

We would like to point out that you can revoke any data protection consent you may have given us at any time with effect for the future. Insofar as there are legal requirements for the collection of data (e.g. list of architects), there is no right of revocation.

8. use of statistical tools Google Analytics

It is important to us to design our website as optimally as possible and thus make it attractive for our visitors.

To do this, it is necessary for us to know which parts of it are received by our visitors and how.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC ("Google"). Google Analytics also uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to us as website operators.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

9. data security

We also use technical and organisational security measures in order to protect personal data that we receive or collect, in particular against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against attack by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

We provide you with various online forms and services with which you can send us personal data. These forms are protected against third-party access by using TLS encryption. The data that you enter or send to us as a file may be stored and processed by us as agreed. If the use and processing requires the consent of the user or third parties, the consent can be revoked at any time without giving reasons. In this case, however, the fulfilment of the contract by us may be affected.

Depending on the service, you may be asked to make various entries to identify yourself or prevent misuse:

a) You may be asked to enter a user-defined identifier or other suitable authentication for identification purposes when submitting data. The data will be protected against third party access via SFTP or HTTPS, provided that the user uses the methods of data transmission recommended by us.

b) To prevent use by machines, so-called CAPTCHAS can be used, which contain images or tasks that cannot be processed by computer scripts.

10 .Deletion periods

We store personal data only until the purpose of the data storage no longer applies, as long as no legal retention periods or limitation periods for data that may be useful for legal prosecution prevent the deletion (in this case, the processing of the data is restricted in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO).

11. data subject rights

According to the applicable laws, you have various rights regarding your personal data. If you wish to exercise these rights, please send your request by e-mail or by post, clearly identifying yourself, to the above address of the person responsible.

Below you will find an overview of your rights.

a) Right to confirmation and information

You have the right to obtain confirmation from us at any time as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed. If this is the case, you have the right to obtain from us, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about you, together with a copy of this data.

Furthermore, you have the right to the following information:

  1. the purposes of processing;
  2. the categories of personal data processed;
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations;
  4. if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
  5. the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
  6. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  7. if the personal data is not collected from you, any available information on the origin of the data;
  8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for you.

If personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, you have the right to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer.

b) Right to rectification

You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate personal data relating to you without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data - also by means of a supplementary declaration.

c) Right to erasure ("right to be forgotten")

You have the right to request that we delete personal data relating to you without undue delay and we are obliged to delete personal data without undue delay if one of the following reasons applies:

  1. The personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
  2. You withdraw your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO or Art. 9 (2) a DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  3. You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
  4. The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  5. The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which we are subject.
  6. The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services provided pursuant to Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

The right to erasure shall not apply insofar as the processing is necessary for the following purposes

  1. for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;
  2. for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  3. for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9(2)(h) and (i) and Art. 9(3) of the GDPR;
  4. for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in Section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing; or
  5. for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If we have made the personal data public and we are obliged to erase it pursuant to Article 17 of the GDPR, we shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, having regard to the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you have requested them to erase all links to, or copies or replications of, that personal data.

d) Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request us to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:

  1. the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
  2. the processing is unlawful and you refuse to erase the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;
  3. we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you require the data for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
  4. you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) DSGVO, as long as it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of our company outweigh yours.

Where the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, such data may be processed, with the exception of storage, only with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of substantial public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

e) Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us, provided that

  1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DSGVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) DSGVO and
  2. the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures.

When exercising your right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transferred directly from us to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible.

The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

f) Right to object

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) DSGVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. We shall no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data are processed by us for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

g) Automated decisions including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

h) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law

You have the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

i) Right to complain to a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful.

j) Right to information

If you have exercised the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right against the controller to be informed about these recipients.

In any case of difference, the german version shall prevails