MFG Privacy Policy

MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH takes data protection very seriously and is committed to collecting and using all personal data in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation. In this data protection policy, we would like to explain which data is essential, how you can obtain additional benefits by voluntarily providing further data, and how we protect your data.

General

You may use the portal at any time without registering. However, some of the services on the portal require prior registration, for example: booking events, searching for service providers or commenting on articles.

While you are using the portal, our servers collect general technical information that enables the service to operate, such as browser type, monitor size, operating system used, the IP address of your computer, which pages of the MFG portal you have accessed, and the time and length of your visit.

Account and Profile

You need an account to use the full range of services offered. To make access easier for you, we offer a two-tier system of free accounts.

For a basic account, we collect details from you including a user name, a password chosen by you, first name, last name, your email address and, if applicable, the name of the company you work for or manage, the industry, your position and your department.

For a premium account, you are asked to complete additional required fields. These include your main areas of interest, the website address of your company (if applicable) and number of employees in the company, your address details and a billing address, if different.

We need this to enable access to our personalised services, premium services and the booking of events or services for which there is a charge.

In addition to entering your details for your account, you can choose to add more details in your personal profile and share this information with other users of the portal.

The data you provide will be stored and processed by Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH to obtain a more accurate picture of our users and better tailor our services to users. It also helps Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH to offer you more specific services on the portal and by email.

During your visit to the site, we also automatically collect your usage data (eg start and end times, pages accessed).

Consent

As part of the registration process, you agree that these details (user-related, usage and content data) may be collected, stored and used by us in order to provide customer care, analyse user behaviour, tailor our services according to need and also for personalised advertising on the MFG website and by email.

You also agree that your chosen user name will be visible to all users of the portal and may be shown in connection with other users or events as a result of existing links or a bookmark function.

We will keep a record of your consent to data collection and storage. If required, we will be happy to advise you when and how you gave your consent.

If you do not give your agreement, please note that you will unfortunately not be able to take part in the respective service.

Cookies

The MFG platform uses cookies. Cookies are small text files stored as data on your computer by your web browser.

They enable users to be recognised and allow statistical evaluation. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally. They are used to create user statistics that are not personally identifiable (a pseudonymous profile). In accordance with § 15 para. 3 of the Telemedia Act (TMG) you have the right to object against the processing of this data, which you can do as set out below. You can prevent analysis of user behaviour by blocking cookies from this platform’s domain. For example, this can be done by specifying an exception in your browser (eg in Firefox). Of course, you can also delete the abovementioned cookies in your browser individually or at regular intervals to remove tracking information.

Statistics Tools

Statistics tools are used in addition to collecting the data described above to trace movements on the website and log the following technical information, which is transmitted automatically by your browser: availability of JavaScript, Java, Flash, screen resolution, browser version, operating system, duration of visit, repeat visitors, geographical origin and Internet address (IP address).

The statistics tool currently in use is:
Wired Minds Enterprise Edition: http://www.wiredminds.com/produkte/webanalytics/

All data collected in this manner will not be associated with individual users. This data will not be combined with data from other sources. The data stored will be analysed exclusively for statistical purposes.

Newsletters

We regularly send out newsletters or weekly status emails (referred to collectively as “newsletters” in the following) to the email address you have given us. In our newsletters, we will provide you with details of upcoming events and other information that may be of interest. You can unsubscribe from this service at any time.

Right of Access to Information

You have the right to request information at any time relating to personal data held about you, its source, its recipients and the purposes for which such data is processed.

Right of Cancellation

You have the right to withdraw your consent for the processing and use of such data in the future at any time. To do this, please send a short email with details of your postal address and email address to datenschutz@mfg.de. We will then immediately delete all of your information, apart from justified exceptions in cases of abuse.

Changes to Data Protection Policy

The user will be informed by email of any changes to this data protection policy. The data protection policy can be printed out or saved at any time.

 

Contact details:

We take your comments about our data protection policy very seriously. If you have any questions about this policy, or feel that it is not being adhered to, please get in touch with us in confidence at any time using the following contact details:

Please send an email to datenschutz@mfg.de or write to

MFG Baden-Württemberg mbH
Datenschutz
Breitscheidstr. 4
70174 Stuttgart
Germany

Company details in accordance with § 5 of the Telemedia Act (TMG) and § 55 of the Interstate Broadcasting Agreement (RStV):
Authorised representative: Prof. Carl Bergengruen
Registration court: AG Stuttgart HRB 17591
VAT ID Number: DE 176 062 023