The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as further data protection provisions is:
FOL Festival of Lights International Productions GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)30 318 60 113/4/5
Fax: +49 (0)30 315 09 748
General data processing
Scope and permission for the processing of personal data
We collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide the functionality of our website and our content and services. The collection and use of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user.
An exception applies in those cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for actual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by statutory provisions.
The legal basis for processing personal data with the prior consent of the data subject is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. The legal basis for the processing of personal data to fulfil a legal obligation is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as a legal basis in the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person necessitate the processing of personal data. If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and these interests outweigh the interest of the data subject, taking into account the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of the data.
Data erasure and storage duration
The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. In addition, the data may be stored if we are required to do so by law in order to process the data. In this case, the data will be blocked or deleted when the legally prescribed storage period expires, unless it is necessary for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.
Data processing through the use of our website
Visit to our website
When you access our website, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted: IP address of the requesting computer, date and time of the access, name and URL of the retrieved file, website from which the access is made (referrer URL), browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.
The above mentioned data are processed by us for the purposes of ensuring a smooth connection of the website, ensuring a comfortable use of our website, evaluation of system security and stability as well as for other administrative purposes.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our justified interest follows from the purposes listed above for the collection of data. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.
Use of our contact form
It is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. The data will not be passed on to third parties in this context. The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the purpose of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after you have completed your request.
We offer you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter on our website. With this newsletter we inform you about our offers at regular intervals. In order to receive our newsletter, you need a valid e-mail address. We will check the e-mail address you have entered to see whether you are actually the owner of the e-mail address provided or whether the owner is authorised to receive the newsletter.
With your registration to our newsletter we will save your IP address and the date and time of your registration. In the event that a third party misuses your e-mail address and subscribes to our newsletter without your knowledge, this serves as security on our part. Further data will not be collected by us. The data collected in this way will only be used in regard to our newsletter. It will not be passed on to third parties. A comparison of the data collected in this way with data that may be collected by other components of our site also does not take place. You can cancel your subscription to this newsletter at any time. Details can be found in the confirmation e-mail and in each individual newsletter.
Our newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. A pixel-code is a miniature graphic embedded in emails sent in HTML format for log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. The embedded pixel-code allows us to determine if and when an email was opened by an individual and which links in the email were accessed by that individual.
Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by us in order to optimise the newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Affected persons are entitled at any time to revoke the relevant separate declaration of consent submitted via the double opt-in procedure. After a revocation these personal data will be deleted by the person responsible for the processing. A deregistration from the receipt of our newsletter will always be interpreted as a revocation.
Disclosure of data
Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, the disclosure in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims is necessary and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data, in the event that for the disclosure in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR for the disclosure in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, as well as this is legally permissible and necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR for the execution of contractual relationships with you.
Usage of cookies
The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of optimizing the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we are able to gain information on how the website is used and can thus are able to continuously optimise our services.
Our reasonable interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter F GDPR also stems in this regard.
The responsible for processing has to integrate contents, services and performances of other providers on the website. These include, for example, maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube and graphics and images from other websites. The transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary so that these data can be accessed and displayed in the user’s browser. The providers ( in the following referred to as “third party suppliers”) thus perceive the IP address of the respective user.
Even though we make every effort to only use third-party providers who only need the IP address in order to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address may be recorded. In this case, this process serves statistical purposes, among others. If we are aware that the IP address is being stored, we will inform our users accordingly.
Use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)
The data processor has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the elicitation, gathering and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors of websites. A web analysis service collects data on, among other things, from which website the visitor accessed a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of Internet advertising.
The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The responsible for the processing of data uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for the web analysis via Google Analytics. This addition is used by Google to shorten and anonymise the IP address of the Internet connection of the person involved if the access to our Internet pages takes place from a member state of the European Union or from another contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the influx of visitors viewing our website. Google uses the data and information gathered, among other things, to analyze the use of our website, to prepare online reports for us showing the activities on our website and to provide other services in connection with the use of our website.
Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. When the cookie is set, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically instructed by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Google obtains information about personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and as a result to enable commission settlements.
The cookie is used to store personal information such as the access time, the location from which the access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by referring persons. Each time a user visits our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the visitor, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal data collected through the technical process with third parties.
For more information and to review Google’s current privacy policies, please visit https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at this link, https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/