Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH
responsible is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).
1. General Data Protection
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. You can find detailed information on the subject of data protection in our data protection declaration below this text.
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the section “Note on the responsible body” in this data protection declaration.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This can be, for. E.g. data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data are recorded automatically or with your consent when you visit the website by our IT systems. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected in order to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted under certain circumstances. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
You can contact us at any time if you have any further questions about data protection.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
When you visit this website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with so-called analysis programs.
You can find detailed information on these analysis programs in the following data protection declaration.
2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data recorded on this website is stored on the host’s servers. This can be v. a. be IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website access and other data generated via a website.
The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 Para . 1 lit.f GDPR).
Our host will only process your data insofar as this is necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and follow our instructions with regard to this data.
We use the following hosters:
KlickPiloten GmbH, server location EU
Conclusion of an order processing contract
In order to ensure data protection compliant processing, we have concluded an order processing contract with our hoster.
We use the “Cloudflare” service. The provider is Cloudflare Inc., 101 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (hereinafter “Cloudflare”).
The use of Cloudflare is based on our legitimate interest in the error-free and secure provision of our website (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.
Further information on security and data protection at Cloudflare can be found here: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.
Conclusion of a contract for order processing
In order to ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have concluded an order processing contract with Cloudflare.
3. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Unless a specific storage period is specified in this data protection declaration, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for the data processing no longer applies. If you make a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have any other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. tax or commercial retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion takes place after these reasons no longer apply.
Legally prescribed data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
The contact details of the data protection officer are:
Oberer Kirchhaldenweg 9 b
Note on data transfer to the USA
Tools from companies based in the USA are integrated on our website. When these tools are active, your personal data can be passed on to the US servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to surrender personal data to security authorities without you as the person concerned being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED IN ORDER TO OPERATE DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21 (2) GDPR).
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, the data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies. The supervisory authority responsible for us is
Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und
Telefon: 0711/615541-0 / E-Mail: email@example.com
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the website operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Encrypted payment transactions on this website
If there is an obligation to provide us with your payment data (e.g. account number for direct debit authorization) after the conclusion of a paid contract, this data is required for payment processing.
Payment transactions using common means of payment (Visa / MasterCard, direct debit) are made exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
With encrypted communication, your payment data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, deletion and correction
Within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correct or delete this data. You can contact us at any time if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of the test, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
- If the processing of your personal data happened / happens unlawfully, you can request the restriction of the data processing instead of the deletion.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need them to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of being deleted.
- If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR, your interests and ours must be weighed up. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from its storage – may only be allowed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest processed by the European Union or a member state.
Objection to advertising emails
We hereby object to the use of the contact data published as part of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
4. Data collection on this website
Our Internet pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or your web browser automatically deletes them.
In some cases, cookies from third-party companies can also be stored on your device when you enter our website (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain third-party services (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have different functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary because certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or to display advertising.
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions you require (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR, unless a different legal basis is given. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the relevant cookies takes place exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR); the consent can be revoked at any time.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Insofar as cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you of this separately in the context of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, ask for your consent.
Cookie consent with Usercentrics
This website uses Usercentrics’ cookie consent technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your device or to the use of certain technologies and to document them in compliance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 Munich, website: https://usercentrics.com/de/ (hereinafter “Usercentrics”).
When you enter our website, the following personal data is transferred to Usercentrics:
- Your consent (s) or the revocation of your consent (s)
- your IP address
- Information about your browser
- Information about your device
- Time of your visit to the website
In addition, Usercentrics stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to assign the consent you have given or to be able to revoke it. The data collected in this way will be stored until you ask us to delete it, delete the Usercentrics cookie yourself or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention requirements remain unaffected.
Usercentrics is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of certain technologies. The legal basis for this is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, Letter c GDPR.
For detailed information on the cookies set, please refer to the cookie consent management. There you will find all relevant information about the cookies in use.
Contract for order processing
We have concluded an order processing contract with Usercentrics. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that Usercentrics processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
Registration on this website
You can register on this website in order to use additional functions on the site. We use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be given in full. Otherwise we will refuse the registration.
For important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or for technically necessary changes, we use the e-mail address given during registration to inform you in this way.
The data entered during registration is processed for the purpose of implementing the user relationship established by the registration and, if necessary, to initiate further contracts (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR).
The data collected during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered on this website and will then be deleted. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
5. Social Media
This website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is New Work SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Each time you visit one of our pages that contains XING functions, a connection to the XING servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not stored. In particular, no IP addresses are saved or usage behavior is evaluated.
The storage and analysis of the data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING’s data protection declaration at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
6. Analysis tools and advertising
Google Tag Manager
We use the Google Tag Manager. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
The Google Tag Manager is a tool with the help of which we can integrate tracking or statistics tools and other technologies on our website. The Google Tag Manager itself does not create any user profiles, does not save cookies and does not carry out any independent analyzes. It is only used to manage and play out the tools integrated via it. However, the Google Tag Manager records your IP address, which can also be transferred to the parent company of Google in the United States.
The Google Tag Manager is used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the quick and uncomplicated integration and administration of various tools on his website. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyze the behavior of website visitors. The website operator receives various usage data, such as page views, length of stay, operating systems used and the origin of the user. This data may be summarized by Google in a profile that is assigned to the respective user or their device.
Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the user to be recognized for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google about the use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
This analysis tool is used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. You can find details here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. The full IP address will only be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
We have concluded an order processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Data stored by Google at user and event level that are linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) are anonymized after 14 months or deleted. You can find details on this under the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter . Further data is not collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter or after it has ceased to be. We reserve the right to delete or block e-mail addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our own discretion within the framework of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.
After you have been removed from the newsletter distribution list, your email address may be stored in a blacklist by us or the newsletter service provider in order to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in compliance with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage provided that your interests outweigh our legitimate interests.
We use the MailOut software to send our newsletter. The software is hosted locally on our servers. This is not a web service. Your data are only in our databases. There is no order processing.
8. Plugins and Tools
YouTube with extended data protection
This website integrates videos from YouTube. The operator of the website is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in the extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. This is how YouTube – regardless of whether you are watching a video – connects to the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, YouTube can save various cookies on your device after starting a video or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can receive information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things. used to collect video statistics, improve usability and prevent fraud attempts.
If necessary, further data processing operations can be triggered after the start of a YouTube video, over which we have no influence.
YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
You can find more information about data protection at YouTube in their data protection declaration at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
Vimeo without Tracking (Do-Not-Track)
This website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with Vimeo videos, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. The Vimeo server is informed which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. However, we have set Vimeo in such a way that Vimeo will not track your user activities and will not set any cookies.
Vimeo is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission and, according to Vimeo, on “legitimate business interests”. You can find details here: https://vimeo.com/privacy.
Further information on the handling of user data can be found in Vimeo’s data protection declaration at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.
This site uses the Google Maps map service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. You can find details here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.
You can find more information on handling user data in Google’s data protection declaration: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
9. Registration / login on this website
As part of the registration process, we collect, save and process your e-mail address, your first and last name, your address (street, zip code, city, country, date of birth). These are mandatory details. You can also voluntarily provide us with the name of the company for which you are participating and for which you work and your position in this company.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is the implementation of pre-contractual measures for the use of our online offer and / or the implementation of the contractual relationship concluded with you. (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR).
Children and adolescents
Our websites are not designed for children and young people who have not yet reached the age of 16. We therefore do not knowingly or willingly collect any personal data from children and adolescents. If you are under 16 years of age, please do not enter any information through this website. If we become aware that we have received personal data from children and young people who have not yet reached the age of 16, we will delete them immediately, subject to any retention requirements.
Workshops for Children and adolescents
As part of the registration process for workshops, the following personal data will also be collected from you:
- First name of the child and age of the child
The data mentioned is mandatory and is marked as such in the registration process.
Your first name, last name, email address (of the adult), payment details and the billing address are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR (organizer contract).
We ask for the name of the child, as we check in the event whether only registered children participate in order to avoid misuse of the booked ticket. We ask for the age, as it happens from time to time that children are registered whose age does not correspond to the age range specified by us. Our goal is to offer tailor-made offers.
We have concluded an order processing contract with the provider.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
To register for our events, we use Xing Events, a service of XING SE. For this purpose, we have integrated a corresponding plug-in from XING into our website. There you have the option of registering for the event or purchasing a ticket. When purchasing tickets or registering, Xing collects the requested data from participants and then transmits it to us as the organiser. The data collection and transmission is necessary for the execution of the contract (e.g. for controlling admission to the event) on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b and f DSGVO.
All data of your registration will be forwarded to XING in encrypted form. When using the service, the data protection conditions of XING apply, which you can view at https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.
We have concluded an order processing contract with the provider.
Information on video and photo recordings during the livestream
In the course of the event, image recordings will be made during the livestream. In the following, we inform you about the type and purpose of the image recordings, the legal basis and your rights.
The images will be used for the following purposes: Provision of the recordings for the participants in the livestream.
Legal basis of the recordings: Legitimate interests in the use of the recordings for the aforementioned purposes pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f., 85 DSGVO in conjunction with §§ 22, 23 KUG.
Retention period of the image recordings: The images will be stored for as long as is necessary for the aforementioned purposes. The images may be stored internally for an unlimited period of time, e.g. to secure legal claims under copyright law by providing evidence of original images and, in addition, for reasons of contemporary historical documentation. In case of publication, the recordings may be published as long as the respective publication carriers, articles or contributions are publicly accessible.
Use of Shortfilmdepot for project submissions
What data do we receive from Shortfilmdepot?
Shortfilmdepot provides us with the film credits, film stills, film files as well as the contact details of the film crew of the films you submit. The data is transferred via an interface between Shortfilmdepot’s website and our database, which allows us to import the film credits into our system. In addition, our backend access allows us to download film stills and film files as needed. The legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 para. 2 lit. b DSGVO (contract performance).
Purposes of data processing
In addition to project submission, festival implementation and communication with project submitters, the contact details of the submitters and the film crew of the submitted film are stored in our database and included in our distribution lists in order to be informed by us about calls for entries.
The storage of the film file is used for the screening within the pre-selection of the festival. Afterwards the file will be stored in our archive.
Storage and usage period
The storage and use of the data is permanent until revoked by the submitter.
Under the following link you will find our festival regulations: https://www.itfs.de/branche/call-for-entries/#1551447504749-87eec430-c38b.
10. Payment provider
Data transfer when concluding a contract for services and digital content
We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of contract processing, for example to the credit institute commissioned to process payments.
A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, e.g. for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.
We integrate payment services from third-party companies on our website. When you make a purchase from us, your payment data (e.g. name, payment amount, account details, credit card number) will be processed by the payment service provider for the purpose of payment processing. The respective contract and data protection provisions of the respective provider apply to these transactions. The use of payment service providers is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR (contract processing) and in the interest of a smooth, convenient and secure payment process (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Insofar as your consent is requested for certain actions, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR is the legal basis for data processing; Consents can be revoked at any time for the future.
We use the following payment services / payment service providers on this website:
The provider for customers within the EU is Stripe Payments Europe, Ltd., 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter “Stripe”).
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. You can find details here: https://stripe.com/de/privacy and https://stripe.com/de/guides/general-data-protection-regulation.
You can read details on this in Stripe’s data protection declaration under the following link: https://stripe.com/de/privacy.
11. Audio- and videoconferenzing
We use online conference tools for communication with our customers. The individual tools we use are listed below. If you communicate with us via video or audio conference via the Internet, your personal data will be recorded and processed by us and the provider of the respective conference tool.
The conference tools collect all data that you provide / use to use the tools (email address and / or your telephone number). The conference tools also process the duration of the conference, start and end (time) of participation in the conference, number of participants and other “context information” in connection with the communication process (metadata).
Furthermore, the provider of the tool processes all technical data that are required to process online communication. This includes in particular IP addresses, MAC addresses, device IDs, device type, operating system type and version, client version, camera type, microphone or loudspeaker as well as the type of connection.
If content is exchanged, uploaded or made available in any other way within the tool, it is also stored on the servers of the tool provider. Such content includes in particular cloud recordings, chat / instant messages, voicemails, uploaded photos and videos, files, whiteboards and other information that is shared while using the service.
Please note that we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the tools used. Our options are largely based on the company policy of the respective provider. Further information on data processing by the conference tools can be found in the data protection declarations of the tools used, which we have listed under this text.
Purpose and legal basis
The conference tools are used to communicate with prospective or existing contractual partners or to offer certain services to our customers (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR). Furthermore, the use of the tools serves to generally simplify and accelerate communication with us or our company (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). If consent has been requested, the relevant tools are used on the basis of this consent; the consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.
The data collected directly by us via the video and conference tools will be deleted from our systems as soon as you ask us to delete them, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Saved cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
We have no influence on the storage period of your data, which is stored by the operators of the conference tools for their own purposes. For details, please contact the operators of the conference tools directly.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. You can find details here: https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html.
Conclusion of an order processing contract
We have concluded an order processing contract with the provider of Zoom and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Zoom.
In addition, we use the chat and interaction plug-in “tweedback” as part of our digital events. (Tweedback GmbH, Rostock base camp, Richard-Wagner-Straße 1a, 18055 Rostock, authorized to represent: Jan Tauer & Marcus Szymanski). You can find information on data protection at: https://tweedback.de/p/privacy
In addition, we use the chat and interaction plug-in of Spatial Chat Limited, Address: 224 Arch. Makariou III Avenue, Achilleos Building, office 51, 3030, Limassol, Cyprus as part of our digital events. You can find information on data protection at: https://spatial.chat/privacy
12. Own services
Handling of applicant data
We offer you the opportunity to apply to us (e.g. by email, post or via the online application form). In the following, we will inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected during the application process. We assure you that your data will be collected, processed and used in accordance with the applicable data protection law and all other statutory provisions and that your data will be treated as strictly confidential.
Scope and purpose of the data collection
If you send us an application, we process your related personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes in the context of job interviews, etc.), insofar as this is necessary to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG-new according to German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR (general contract initiation) and – if you have given your consent – Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR . The consent can be withdrawn at any time. Your personal data will only be passed on to persons within our company who are involved in processing your application.
If the application is successful, the data you submit will be stored in our data processing systems on the basis of Section 26 BDSG-new and Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.
Retention period of the data
If you don’t get a job offer from us, you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to store the data you have transmitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR) for up to 4 months to be kept with us from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data will then be deleted and the physical application documents destroyed. The storage serves in particular for evidence purposes in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), it will only be deleted when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.
Longer storage can also take place if you have given your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) or if statutory retention requirements prevent deletion.
The supervisory authority responsible for us is:
Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und
13. Our social media presence
Data processing through social networks
We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The individual social networks we use can be found below.
Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter etc. can generally analyze your user behavior comprehensively if you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or advertising banners). Visiting our social media presence triggers numerous data protection-related processing operations. In detail:
If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. Under certain circumstances, your personal data can also be recorded if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data is recorded, for example, using cookies that are stored on your device or by recording your IP address.
With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-related advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.
Our social media appearances are intended to ensure the widest possible presence on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on different legal bases that must be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR).
Responsible and assertion of rights
If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g. Facebook), we and the operator of the social media platform are responsible for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. In principle, you can exercise your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) against us as well as claim against the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. against Facebook).
Please note that despite the shared responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are largely based on the company policy of the respective provider.
The data collected directly by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Saved cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.
We have a profile on Facebook. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, the data collected will also be transferred to the USA and other third countries.
We have concluded an agreement on joint processing (Controller Addendum) with Facebook. This agreement specifies which data processing operations we or Facebook are responsible for when you visit our Facebook page. You can view this agreement under the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
You can adjust your advertising settings yourself in your user account. To do this, click on the following link and log in: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.
We use the short message service Twitter. The provider is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.
You can adjust your Twitter data protection settings yourself in your user account. To do this, click on the following link and log in: https://twitter.com/personalization.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://gdpr.twitter.com/en/controller-to-controller-transfers.html.
Details can be found in Twitter’s data protection declaration: https://twitter.com/de/privacy.
We have a profile on Instagram. The provider is Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum, https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.
We have a profile on XING. The provider is New Work SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Details on how they handle your personal data can be found in XING’s data protection declaration: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.
We have a profile on LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies.
If you would like to deactivate LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/dpa and https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/eu-sccs.
Topicality and changes to the data protection declaration
This data protection declaration is currently valid and was last updated on April 16, 2021.
Due to the further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this data protection declaration.
You can call up, print out and save the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at https://www.itfs.de/datenschutz/.