The Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH takes the protection of your data very seriously and makes every effort to collect and use all personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection law. Based on this Privacy Policy we would like to explain to you which data are absolutely necessary, how you can obtain additional benefits by providing further, voluntary data and how we protect your data.




You can use the portal at any time without the input of personal data. However, some services of the portal, such as booking events or subscribing to a newsletter, require the input of personal information. As far as on our sides personal data (for example name, address or eMail addresses) are raised, this takes place, as far as possible, always on voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent. While you are visiting the portal, our web servers collect general technical information such as browser type, monitor size and operating system used, the IP address of your computer, which web pages you have visited, and the time and duration of your visit. This is done using the analytics tool Google Analytics.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

The use of contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation by third parties for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby expressly excluded. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.


Purpose and legal basis of the processing of their data


We process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO)

a) for the fulfillment of contractual obligations (Art.6 Abs. 1b DSGVO)

The processing of data takes place in order to carry out our contracts with our business partners or to carry out pre-contractual measures, which are carried out on request.

b) in the context of balancing of interests (Article 6 (1) of the GDPR)


If necessary, we process your data in order to safeguard our legitimate interests, unless the interests of the person concerned prevail or there is no objection. Examples:

– Marketing Communications

– Documentation of business relationships

c) based on your consent (Art. 6 (1a) DSGVO)

Insofar as you have given us consent to the processing of personal data for specific purposes, the legality of this processing is based on your consent. A given consent can be revoked at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent, which were issued to us before the validity of the GDPR, ie before May 25, 2018. The revocation of consent is only effective for the future and does not affect the legality of the data processed until the revocation.

d) due to legal requirements (Article 6 (1) c DSGVO)

In addition, a processing of personal data within the scope of legal requirements, e.g. to preserve retention periods.




In the context of an event you agree that the data transmitted (name, first name, address, e-mail address) collected by the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH (inventory, use and content data) and stored for customer care, evaluation of the usage behavior, for needs-based design of our services, as well as for personalized advertising within the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH websites and via e-mail. In the context of events photo / film and sound recordings can be made. If you participate in events, you agree that the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH may use the photo / film and sound recordings without restriction in terms of time and space (on corresponding websites, for press coverage, etc.).




The Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH platform uses cookies. Cookies are small textual information that is stored as a file in the terminal via your browser. These cookies serve the recognition of users and allow statistical evaluations. A personal reference cannot be created via these cookies. The cookies are used for the purpose of creating non-personal personal statistics (“pseudonymous usage profiles”). According to § 15 Abs. 3 TMG you have a right to object to this processing of data, which you can assert following. You can prevent the analysis of user behavior by blocking in your browser the setting of cookies by the domain of this platform, e.g. set up an exception in the browser (such as the Firefox browser). Of course, you can also occasionally or in individual cases or periodically delete cookies in your browser to clear tracking information.


Cookie opt-out


We take the topics around data protection as well as the so-called cookie opt-out very seriously. However, in the respect of your privacy, we still believe that relevant advertising can be of interest to you. You are welcome to use the following website of the German Data Protection Council Online Advertising (DDOW) to cook-out the technical systems used for digital advertising:

For a special Google Analytics opt-out, we refer to the section Google Analytics in our statement.


Use Newsletter


If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require 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 mandatory data. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The granted consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.


Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event of activation of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. 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 other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by using the link below ( to download and install the available browser plugin.

You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. A so-called opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the future data collection when visiting this website:

For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit or


Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins (Like-Button)


On our pages plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” (“Like”) on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like-Button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the data transmitted and their use by Facebook. Further information can be found in the facebook privacy policy at

If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.


Privacy Policy for the use of Twitter


Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our sites. These features are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.

We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information, see the Twitter Privacy Policy at

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in Account Settings at


Privacy Policy for the use of Instagram


Functions of the service Instagram are integrated on our sides. These features are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, United States. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages do not receive knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Instagram.

For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy:


Privacy Policy for the use of Xing


Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our sites that incsludes Xing features, it connects to Xing servers. A storage of personal data is not done to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior is evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the Xing Share button can be found in Xing’s privacy policy at


Embedded YouTube videos


On some of our websites we embed Youtube videos. The corresponding plug-ins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to Youtube’s servers. Youtube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.

If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

For more information on data protection at “Youtube”, see the privacy policy of the provider at:



Liability for content


The contents of our pages were created with great care. However, we can not assume any liability for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the content. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages according to the general laws. However, we are under no obligation to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under general law remain unaffected. A liability in this regard, however, is only possible from the date of knowledge of a specific infringement. Upon notification of appropriate violations, we will remove this content immediately.


Liability for links


Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal content was not recognizable at the time of linking. However, a permanent content control of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such links immediately.




The content and works on these pages created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, 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 this site are for private, non-commercial use only. As far as the contents on this side were not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are considered. In particular contents of third parties are marked as such. If you should still be aware of a copyright infringement, we ask for a note. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such content immediately.


Right to information and contact details


You have a right of access to the personal data stored about you and also a right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion. Your trust is very important to us, therefore, we are on request happy to send you our public list of procedures in accordance with § 4 e BDSG. Upon request, we can also inform you in writing whether and which personal data about you are stored. If you wish to receive information about your personal data or to correct or delete it or if you have further questions about the use of your personal data provided to us, please contact:

Film and Media Festival gGmbH
Stephanstr. 33
D-70173 Stuttgart

Tel: + 49- (0) 711-92546-0
Fax: + 49- (0) 711-92546-150

Privacy officer:


Inclusion, validity and timeliness of the privacy policy


By using our web page, you consent to the previously described use of the data. The privacy policy is currently valid and dated from 15.02.2018. As a result of the further development of our website or the implementation of new technologies, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. We reserve the right to change the privacy policy at any time with future effect. We recommend that you review the current privacy policy from time to time.