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Privacy Statement

Data privacy statement for the short film portal www.shortfilm.com

The operator of this portal is

KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V.
Friedensallee 7
22765 Hamburg

The term “portal” describes all documents, content and information accessible via the same internet address (www.shortfilm.com), including this information. This includes all of the subdirectories and subfolders:

We take the protection and security of personal information very serious. This is why we strictly adhere to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which has recently come into effect. In the following, we will inform you about the kind of data we collect and its purpose.

  1. Data Transfer / Data Logging
    When you visit our website, our server automatically registers log files which can’t be allocated to a specific person. These data include for example the browser type and version, used OS, referrer URL (of the previously visited site), the computer`s IP address, date and time of access and the file request of the client (file name and URL). The registration of accesses is undertaken for data security reasons, in order to ensure our system’s stability and operational reliability and to protect it from external attacks. The data is exclusively used for internal purposes and will not be passed on to third parties, neither for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

  2. Use of Personal Data
    Personal data are information regarding your identity, such as your name, email address or postal address. Personal data are only collected and processed if you explicitly agree to do so and voluntarily provide us with this information, for example by subscribing to our newsletter, applying for membership or signing in for our password protected database. Unless prohibited by necessary reasons involving business transactions, you can retract your previously granted agreement in written form (including e-mail and fax) at any time. Furthermore, every newsletter comes with the opportunity to reject receiving further information and send out an according cancellation. Your information won’t be passed on to third parties unless necessary due to legal provisions.
    We use the personal information you have given us solely in accordance with the agreed purposes and the GDPR’s provisions. We guarantee you to treat your personal data as confidential and not make them accessible to a third party. You may request information at any time regarding your data or ask about the purpose of its use. Please send an email to us at datenschutz@shortfilm.com.

Information about Distribution Services

This newsletter is distributed via the distribution service “MailChimp”, a newsletter distribution platform of the American provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You can check out their data privacy statement at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, thus guaranteeing adherence to the European level of data protection.
(https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active) The distribution service is used according to our valid interests according to section 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR and a job processing contract according to section 28 paragraph 3 S 1 GDPR.
The distribution service can use the recipient’s data in anonymized form, i.e. without being linked to a specific user, in order to optimize and improve their own services, for example for the technical optimization of the distribution, the newsletter’s presentation or for statistical reasons. However, the distribution service provider won’t use this information for contacting the users or pass them on to third parties.
The newsletter includes a so-called “web-beacon”, a pixel sized file which is accessed by the distribution service provider’s server. During this access, technical data about your browser and OS as well as your IP address and time of access are being retrieved. This information is used for the technical improvement of the service according to technical data or target groups and their reading habits according to their location (which is determined by their IP address) or the times of access. The statistical analysis includes whether the newsletter was opened, when it was opened and which links were clicked on. Even though this information can be linked to specific recipients of the newsletter, it is neither in our interest nor in that of the distribution service provider to monitor individual users. The possible evaluations only serve to help us understand the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content accordingly or send out different kinds of content according to the interests of our users.

"Cookies" are small files that are stored on the user's computer. Different data can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his or her visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. For example, form data can be stored in such a cookie. Cookies are referred to as "permanent" or "persistent" and remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, form data can be saved when users visit it after several days.
If you as a user do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you can deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of your browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser.

Data Security
Although the KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V. endeavours to guarantee the security of your data within the framework of the existing data protection legislation, no electronic communication is completely secure. However, we would like to point out that in spite of the high data protection requirements, all information which you voluntarily release online might potentially be used by others. Therefore, the KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V. shall assume no responsibility or liability for the disclosure of information due to data-transmission errors and/or unauthorized access through any third party.

Changes to this privacy statement
The KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e. V. reserves the right to amend this privacy policy declaration at any time under observation of the existing privacy policy regulations.