Data protection declaration

(This text is only a translation into English. Legally binding is the German version, see: )

Scope of application
This data protection declaration is intended to inform the users of this website in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator „REC-Filmfestival Berlin“, c/o autofocus Videowerkstatt e.V., Lausitzer Str. 10, D-10999 Berlin, Germany, Email: .
The website operator takes your data protection very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal regulations.
Keep in mind that data transmission over the Internet can be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection against access by third parties is not possible.

Access data
The website operator or page provider collects data about access to the page and saves it as „server log files“. The following data is logged in this way:

  • Visited Website
  • time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used

The data collected is used solely for statistical evaluations and to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

This website uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your mobile device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website.
Common browsers offer the setting option not to accept cookies. Note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings.

Integration of third-party services and content
Our website may contain content, services and performances of other providers. These include maps provided by Openstreetmap, videos from YouTube or Vimeo, as well as graphics and images from other websites. In order for this data to be called up and displayed in the user’s browser, the transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary. The providers (hereinafter referred to as „third-party providers“) thus perceive the IP address of the respective user. Although we make every effort to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address may be stored. In this case, this process is used for statistical purposes, among other things. If we have knowledge that the IP address is stored, we point this out to our users.

Use of Openstreetmap
On our website we use the component „Openstreetmap“ of the company Openstreetmap Foundation, 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, United Kingdom, hereinafter: Openstreetmap.
Every time the „Openstreetmap“ component is called up, Openstreetmap sets a cookie to process user settings and data when displaying the page on which the „Openstreetmap“ component is integrated. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted when you close your browser, but expires after a certain time, unless you delete it manually beforehand.
If you do not agree to the processing of your data, you can deactivate the „Openstreetmap“ service and thus prevent the transfer of data to „Openstreetmap“. To do this, you must deactivate the JavaScript function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use „Openstreetmap“ or only to a limited extent.
The use of „Openstreetmap“ and the information obtained via „Openstreetmap“ is subject to the Openstreetmap Terms of Use:

Use of Vimeo components
On our site we use components of the provider Vimeo.  Vimeo is a service of Vimeo LCC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. Each time you visit our website equipped with such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the Vimeo component. If you access our site while logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo uses the information collected by the component to identify which specific page you are visiting and to associate this information with your personal account at Vimeo. For example, if you click the „Play“ button or make comments, this information will be transferred to your personal user account at Vimeo and stored there. In addition, the information that you have visited our site will be passed on to Vimeo. This is independent of whether you click on the component or not.
If you wish to prevent Vimeo from transmitting and storing information about you and your behaviour on our website, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our site. Vimeo’s privacy policy provides more detailed information, in particular regarding the collection and use of data by Vimeo:

Use of YouTube components with enhanced data protection mode
On our website we use components (videos) from YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Inc, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Here we use the option“ – extended data protection mode -“ provided by YouTube.
When you access a page that has an embedded video, it connects to the YouTube servers and displays the content on the website by notifying your browser.
According to YouTube, in “ – extended privacy mode -“ only data is transmitted to the YouTube server, especially which of our websites you visited when you watch the video. If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information will be associated with your YouTube account. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.
Further information on YouTube’s data protection is provided by Google under the following link:

Handling of personal data
The website operator only collects, uses and passes on your personal data if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of data.
Personal information is any information that is used to identify you and which can be traced back to you, such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number.

Handling of contact data
If you contact the website operator through the contact options offered, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and respond to your enquiry. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

Rights of the user: Information, correction and deletion
Upon your request, you as a user will receive free information about which personal data about you has been stored. Unless your request conflicts with a legal obligation to store data (e.g. data retention), you have a right to have incorrect data corrected and your personal data blocked or deleted.