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DATA PROTECTION NOTICE

The controller within the meaning of data protection laws, particularly the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

hl-studios GmbH, Reutleser Weg 6, 91058 Erlangen,
Represented by: Jürgen Hinterleithner and Alfons Loos
Contact: Tel. +49 (0) 9131-7578-0, info@hl-studios.de

Your rights as a data subject

By contacting our Data Protection Officer using the contact data provided here, you can exercise the following rights at any time:

  • Information about your personal data stored and processed by us (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Rectification of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Erasure of your personal data stored by us (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet permitted to erase your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 GDPR),
  • Data portability if you have consented to data processing or have entered into a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have granted us you consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You may always lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, e.g., the supervisory authority of the German state in which you reside or the authority with jurisdiction over us.

You can find a list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sphere) with addresses at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Service/Anschriften/Laender/Laender-node.html.

Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc) when you visit our website.

You can delete both individual cookies or all cookies. You can also receive information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or prevent them from being stored in advance. You can find the necessary information at the following links, depending on your browser provider:

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-hk/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

Duration of storage and cookies used:

If you permit us to use cookies by means of your browser settings or your consent, the following cookies will be used on our websites:

Technically necessary cookies

Type and purpose of processing:

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the browser must be identified even after a change of website.

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to make it easier for users to use websites. Some functions of our website cannot be provided without the use of cookies. It is necessary for these functions that the browser can recognize the visitor even after a change of website.

We need cookies for the following applications: Takeover of language settings 

Legal basis and legitimate interest:

In accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, processing is performed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the user-friendly design of our website.

Recipients:

Where applicable, the data recipients are technical service providers that act as processors in support of the operation and maintenance of our website.

Transfer to third countries:

The collected data are not transferred to third countries.

Disclosure is legally required or necessary:

The disclosure of the above-mentioned personal data is neither legally required nor contractually specified. With these data, however, the service and functionality of our website would not be assured. In addition, specific services may not be available or may be limited.

Objection

Please read the information further below about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR.

Technically not necessary cookies

We also use cookies to better adapt the offering on our website to the interests of our visitors or generally improve it on the basis of statistical analysis reports.

To find out which providers use cookies, please refer to the information provided below concerning the display, tracking, remarketing, and web analytics technologies used.

Legal basis:

The legal basis for such processing is your consent in every case (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).

Recipients:

Where applicable, the data recipients are technical service providers that act as processors in support of the operation and maintenance of our website.

To find out about other recipients, please refer to the information provided below concerning the display, tracking, remarketing, and web analytics technologies used.

Transfer to third parties:

For information on this subject, please refer to the lists of the individual display, tracking, remarketing, and web analytics technologies.

Disclosure is legally required or necessary: 

Naturally, you can also view our website without cookies, generally speaking. Web browsers are usually set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings accordingly (see revocation of consent).

Please note that certain functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Revocation of consent:

You can revoke your consent at any time by using our cookie consent tool.

Profiling:

To find our whether, and to what extent, we analyze the behavior of website visitors with pseudonymized user profiles, please refer to the information provided below on the display, tracking, remarketing, and web analytics technologies used.

Contact form

Type and purpose of processing:

The data entered by you will be stored for the purpose of individual communications with you. For this purpose, you need to enter a valid e-mail address and your name. This information enables us to attribute the request to you and then respond to it. The entry of additional data is optional.

Legal basis:

The data entered into the contact form is processed on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

We provide the contact form to make it possible for you to easily contact us. The data you provide is stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

If you contact us to ask about an offering, the data entered into the contact form will be used to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR).

Recipients:

Where applicable, the data recipients are processors.

Transfer to third countries:

The collected data is not transferred to third countries.

Duration of storage:

The data will be erased no later than six months after processing the request.

If a contractual relationship is formed, we are bound to observe the statutory retention periods according to the German Commercial Code and will erase your data after the expiration of the time periods.

Disclosure is legally required or necessary:

You provide your personal data voluntarily. However, we can only process the request if you tell us your name, your e-mail address, and the reason for the request.


Use of Google Analytics

If you have given us your consent, Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (referred to hereinafter as “Google”), will be used on this website. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of the website. The data about your use of this website generated by the cookie are usually transferred to and stored on a server of Google in the United States. Thanks to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, however, Google will first truncate your IP address within the member states of the European Union or other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a server of Google in the United States and truncated there. The IP address transferred from your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be commingled with other data of Google.

You can find detailed information on the terms of use and data protection at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/gb/

and under https://policies.google.com/?hl=en .

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services related to website usage and Internet usage to the website operator.

The data transferred by us and linked with cookies, user codes (e.g., User IDs) or Advertising IDs will be automatically erased after 14 months. Data for which the retention period has lapsed are automatically deleted once a month.

Revocation of consent:

You can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking on this link . When you do that, an opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. That will prevent the future collection of data by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

In addition, you can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; if you do this, however, please note that you may not be able to completely use all functions of this website.

In addition, you can prevent the transfer to Google and the processing by Google of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: Browser Add On to Deactivate Google Analytics.

Use of Typekit web fonts of Adobe Fonts

We use the Typekit web fonts of Adobe Fonts for the visual design of our website. Adobe Fonts is a service of Adobe Systems Software Ireland Companies (4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland; referred to hereinafter as “Adobe”), which grants us access to a font library.

In order to integrate the fonts used by us, your browser must establish a connection to a server of Adobe in the United States and download the font needed for our website. When this happens, Adobe will receive the information that our website was called by your IP address.

You can find additional information about Adobe Fonts in the data privacy notice of Adobe Fonts: https://www.adobe.com/en/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html

If your browser does not support web fonts or if you do not give your consent, a standard font will be used by your computer.

Revocation of consent:

The provider currently offers no possibility of a simple opt-out or blocking of data transfers. If you want to prevent the tracking of your activities on our website, you can revoke your consent for the corresponding cookie category or all technically not necessary cookies and data transfers by using the cookie consent tool. If you do this, however, you may not be able to use our website or only to a limited extent.

Embedded Vimeo videos

We embed Vimeo videos on our website. The operator of the corresponding plug-ins is Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you visit a website with the Vimeo plug-in, a connection is established to Vimeo servers. When this happen, Vimeo is told which websites you visit. If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo can attribute your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by first logging out of your Vimeo account.

When a Vimeo video starts, the provider uses cookies that collect information about your user behavior.

You can find additional information about the purpose and extent of data collection and processing by Vimeo in the provider’s data privacy policies. You can also find additional information there about your rights in this regard and ways of adjusting your settings to protect your privacy  (https://vimeo.com/privacy).

Revocation of consent:

The provider currently offers no possibility of a simple opt-out or blocking of data transfers. If you want to prevent the tracking of your activities on our website, you can revoke your consent for the corresponding cookie category or all technically not necessary cookies and data transfers by using the cookie consent tool. If you do this, however, you may not be able to use our website or only to a limited extent. 

Social plug-ins

Social plug-ins of the providers listed below are used on our website. You can recognize the plug-ins by the corresponding logo.

By means of these plug-ins, information that can also include personal data may be sent to and possibly used by the service provider. We prevent the undetected and unwanted collection and transfer of data to the service provider by means of a two-click solution. A desired social plug-in must first be activated by clicking on the corresponding button. Only this activation of the plug-in enables the collection and transfer of data to the service provider. We do not ourselves collect or use any personal data by means of social plug-ins. 

We have no influence on which data are collected by an activated plug-in and how the data are used by the provider. It must currently be assumed that a direct connection to the provider’s services will established and that at least the IP address and device-related information will be collected and used. It is also possible that the service provider may attempt to store cookies on the computer being used. To find out which specific data are collected and how they are used, please refer to the data privacy notice of the corresponding service provider. Note: If you are concurrently logged in to Facebook, Facebook can identify you as the user of a certain website. 

We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies into our website: Facebook.

SSL encryption 

To protect the security of your data during transfers, we use the currently state-of-the-art encryption method (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR

Right to object on a case-by-case basis 

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (data processing based on a balancing of interests); this also applies to profiling based on those provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 no. 4 GDPR. 

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. 

Recipient of an objection 

Uwe Knappe, datenschutz@hl-studios.de

Change of our data protection policies 

We reserve the right to adjust this data protection notice so that it always meets the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services such as the introduction of new services in the data protection notice. The new data protection notice will then apply to your next visit.

Questions for the Data Protection Officer 

If you have questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person within our organization who is responsible for data protection:

Uwe Knappe, datenschutz@hl-studios.de