This Privacy Policy contains information about the collection of personal data via the website of Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG

Section 1 — Definitions and contact information

1. Personal data” is all data that relates to you personally or can be related to you personally, for example your name, address, email addresses or user behaviour.

2. The data controller is Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG.
The data controller can be reached as follows:
Address: Neuer Messplatz 3, 79108 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 3881 – 1506
Fax: +49 761 3881 – 1398
Mail: filmcommission [at] fwtm [dot] de

3. The data Protection Officer of the FWTM Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG ist the licensed lawyer for data protection Marc E. Evers.
Address: DataSEKure Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Weilerstraße 9, 79252 Stegen
Phone: +49 761 3876955
Mail: datenschutz [at] datasekure [dot] de

Section 2 — Purpose of data processing and legal basis

1. Collection of personal data during visits to the website
When the website is used purely for information purposes, i.e. when you visit our website, we do not process any personal data, with the exception of the data that your browser transfers to enable you to visit the website. This means that we only store access data in files known as server log files, which are stored until they are automatically erased. Access data includes:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Time difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • Quantity of data transmitted
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and interface
  • Language and version of browser software.

We process the data listed for the following purposes:

  • To ensure the website can establish a smooth connection
  • To ensure the website can be used comfortably
  • To evaluate system security and stability, and
  • For other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest is derived from the data collection purposes listed above. We never use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.

We also use cookies and analytical services when you visit our website. Further details on this can be found in Sections 6 and 7 of this Privacy Policy.

2. Collection of images or videos of individuals at events
Photos and videos are taken during events held in the rooms and open spaces used by Freiburg Wirtschaft und Touristik GmbH & Co. KG. As such, photos or videos may be taken in which individual visitors or organisers can be recognised. These photos and videos are collected for the purpose of presenting the events in brochures and press reports and on social media channels and FWTM websites.

This serves the purposes of our legitimate and, on balance, overriding interests in depicting the event for advertising purposes and in addressing our customers pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (f) GDPR. We never use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.

You can find further explanations of your rights regarding photo and video recordings under Section 5, Paragraph 2 of this Privacy Policy.

Section 3 — Who receives your data

1. Your data will not be transferred to third parties without your explicit consent. We sometimes use external service providers to process your data. We carefully select and instruct these service providers, and they are bound to our instructions and are subject to regular checks. We will not transfer your personal data to third parties for any purposes other than those listed below. We will only transfer your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have given express consent pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (a) GDPR,
  • Data transfer is required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in your data not being transferred, pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (f) GDPR,
  • Transfer is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (c) GDPR, and
  • This is legally admissible and is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (b) GDPR.

2. We may also pass on your personal data to third parties in the event that we offer special promotions, competitions, the conclusion of contracts or similar services in collaboration with partners. You will receive more detailed information on this when you provide us with personal data or in the description of the offer in question.

3. If any of our service providers or partners are headquartered in a state outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the implications of this in the description of the offer.

Section 4 — Duration of storage of your data

1. If you contact us by email, we will store the data you share with us (your email address and possibly your name and telephone number) so that we can reply to you. Once it is no longer necessary for us to store the data we receive in this context, we will erase it, or limit its processing if it is subject to statutory retention obligations.

2. Your data which we store will also be stored for the duration of the ongoing business relationship with you. In the event that this contractual relationship comes to an end or that you exercise the rights listed in Section 5, your data will be treated in accordance with the right or rights which you have exercised as set out in Section 5, and may be erased, unless a longer retention period is required by law.

Section 5 — Your rights

1. Right of access and right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, or data transmission
You have the right to obtain information from us at any time regarding the data concerning you which we store, as well as the origin of the data, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom this data is passed on and the purpose of storage.

You have the right to receive the personal data which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or to request the transmission of these data to another controller.

2. Right to object or withdraw consent to the processing of your data at any time
(1) If you have given consent to the processing of your data, you can withdraw this consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent will affect the permissibility of processing your personal data from the point in time at which you communicate this withdrawal of consent to us.

(2) To the extent that we process your personal data based on the balancing of interests, you can object to this processing. This is the case in particular when the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you, which is explained by us in the following description of functions. If you choose to exercise your right to object, please state the reason why you do not want us to continue processing your personal data in the way that we have done. When you communicate your objection and justification, we will assess the matter and will either cease or modify the processing of your data, or demonstrate to you the compelling legitimate grounds on which we shall continue this processing.

(3) You can of course object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising and data analysis.

3. Right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority
If you do not agree with our handling of the data concerning you which we store, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority.

Section 6 — Cookies

1. We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not harm your device, and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

2. Cookies store information that is generated in connection with the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we can directly identify you.

3. One purpose of using cookies is to make the use of our website more comfortable for you. For example, we use “session cookies” to detect that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted once you have left our website.

4. To improve usability, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our website again, it will automatically detect that you have already visited. It will also detect what submissions you have made previously and what settings you have configured, so that you will not need to re-enter this information.

5. We also use cookies in order to collect statistical data on the use of our website and to evaluate this for the purpose of optimising our services (see Section 7). These cookies allow us to automatically detect that you have already visited our website when you visit again. They are automatically deleted after a specified time.

6. The data processed by cookies is necessary for the purposes mentioned above in order to safeguard legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (f) GDPR.

7. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer, or so that a message always appears before a new cookie is stored. Disabling cookies completely may prevent you from using all of the features of our website.

Section 7 — Consent Management Tool Usercentrics

In order to fulfill our obligations under data protection law, we use the consent management tool Usercentrics of Usercentrics GmbH, Sendlinger Straße 7, 80331 Munich, Germany ("Usercentrics"). Through the use of Usercentrics, website visitor data on consent given or revoked (opt-in ,opt-out data, consent ID, consent number, date and time of consent, implicit or explicit consent, banner language, customer preference, template version) and device data (device information, browser information (http agent, http referrer), anonymized IP address) are processed. This data is transmitted to Usercentrics.

The data processing is carried out in order to fulfill our legal obligations according to Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (c) GDPR.. For more information on data processing at Usercentrics, please visit

You can adjust your preferences at any time in our cookie settings.

Section 8 — Use of Google Analytics

We use the Google Analytics tracking tool from Google on our website. We use Google Analytics to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the activities within this website and to provide other services related to the use of the website and thus to improve the user experience. When Google Analytics is used, the interactions of website visitors are primarily recorded and systematically evaluated with the aid of cookies. Details on the cookies used can be found in our cookie information. We use Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizeIp()". This shortens IP addresses within the member states of the EU or EEA. If a transmission to Google's servers in the USA takes place, the full IP address is only transmitted in exceptional cases and shortened there. A direct reference to a person is therefore generally excluded. In particular, an assignment to the called computer or terminal of the website visitor is no longer possible. The following data is processed through the use of Google Analytics:

  • 3 bytes of the IP address of the called system of the website visitor (anonymized IP address),
  • the website called up,
  • the website from which the user reached the accessed page of our website (referrer),
  • the subpages accessed from the website,
  • the time spent on the website
  • the frequency with which the website is accessed.

Google states that it will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The legal basis for the data processing is your prior consent in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (a) GDPR.

Revocation of your consent:
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by adjusting your preferences in our cookie settings or the settings options at Please also note the information on the use of data by Google in the Google Partner Network at:

Section 9 — Data security

When you visit our website, your security is protected by the widely used SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology combined with the highest level of encryption which is supported by your browser. This is generally 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will instead use 128-bit v3 technology. If an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form, the key or lock depicted in the lower status bar of your browser will be shown as closed or locked. We also take appropriate technical and organisational safety precautions in order to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. We are continuously improving our safety precautions in line with technological developments.

Last updated January 2022