The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to us. We therefore process your data exclusively on the basis of the statutory provisions (in particular the General Data Protection Regulation, DSGVO and the Federal Data Protection Act, BDSG). Definitions of the terms used (e.g. “personal data” or “processing”) can be found in Art. 4 DSGVO.
In this data protection declaration we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing on our website.
Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use
When you visit our website https://www.storycat.de and each time you download a file from our website, the browser on your device automatically sends information about this process to the server on our website. This information is temporarily stored and processed by the website operator in a so-called logfile. Before storage, each data record is anonymized by changing the IP address.
The following information is recorded in the process:
Anonymized IP address of the requesting computer,
Date and time of access,
Name and URL of the retrieved page/file as well as the amount of data transferred,
Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
The browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.
The data collected will only be processed for statistical purposes and to improve or ensure the use of the website and then deleted. These data will not be used for any other purpose or otherwise passed on to third parties. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the aforementioned purposes for data collection.
When individual pages of our website are visited, so-called temporary cookies are used to facilitate navigation. These are small text files that are stored on your end device using the browser of your device. They do not cause any damage and are used to make the Internet offering as a whole more user-friendly and effective. These so-called session cookies do not contain any personal data. They store a session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
Techniques such as Java applets or Active-X controls, which make it possible to trace the access behavior of users, are not used.
You have the choice to decide whether you want to accept cookies or not. You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and reject cookies in your browser settings. We would like to point out that by deactivating cookies you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
We use the service of Vimeo on our website for the integration of videos. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, LLC with headquarters at 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011. On some of our web pages, we use plugins from the provider Vimeo. When you call up the web pages of our website that are provided with such a plugin, a connection is established to the servers of Vimeo and the plugin is displayed. In doing so, it is transmitted to the Vimeo server which page of our website you have accessed. By integrating the Vimeo player, our website is improved and the attractiveness is increased, therefore, we have a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in the integration of Vimeo plugins on our website. If you are logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo assigns this information to your personal Vimeo account. When using the plugin, such as clicking on the start button of a video, this information is also assigned to your Vimeo account.
You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account before using our website and deleting the corresponding cookies from Vimeo.
Further information on data processing and notes on data protection by Vimeo can be found at https://vimeo.com/privacy.
The information generated by the cookie by your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened before by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
The processing, i.e. the setting as well as the evaluation of the information contained in the cookies, takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent given in the cookie banner (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).
If you do not agree with the collection, you can prevent it with the one-time installation of the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Our website uses plugins of the YouTube website operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our web pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. When you are logged in with your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
In the event that you contact us via the contact options offered on our website, your contact information (e.g. first and last name, title, address, phone number, e-mail text, subject context of the request) will be stored by us so that we can use it to process and respond to your request. The user alone decides on the type and scope of the information disclosed beyond the e-mail address.
Without your consent, this data will not be used for other purposes or passed on to third parties. Your personal data will be deleted after the request has been processed, provided that there are no legal obligations to retain data.
Passing on of personal data
Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO,
the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f DSGVO is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, and
this is permitted by law and is required by Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 b DSGVO for the handling of employment and/or contractual relationships with you.
Storage period / data deletion
The personal data collected by Storycat using the contact form will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to fulfill the purpose of the processing, i.e. regularly when the e-mail request has been finally processed.
Rights of the data subject
As aggrieved party, i.e. as the person whose personal data is collected, you have certain rights pursuant to Art. 7, 15-21 DSGVO. This includes in particular the following rights:
the right to request information about your personal data processed by us. We hope that we support this requirement by means of this data protection declaration.
the right to request the correction of inaccurate personal data or the completion of incomplete data;
the right to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation, or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
the right to request the restriction of the processing of personal data under the conditions of Art. 18 DSGVO;
the right of notification to all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of any rectification, erasure or restriction of processing which you have asserted against us, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients (Art. 19 DSGVO).
the right to data portability of personal data under the conditions of Art. 20 DSGVO
the right to revoke your consent to us at any time or to object to the processing of your personal data at any time if your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, and
the right to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO. In general, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or at our company’s headquarters.
Person responsible in the sense of the DSGVO, the BSDG and other data protection regulations is:
Storycat GmbH & Co. KG
Große Steinstraße 9
06108 Halle (Saale)
HRA 4665, Amtsgericht Stendal
Managing director: Steffen Reuter
Links to other internet sites
Up-to-dateness and amendment of this data protection declaration
This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status as of January 2021. Since it may be necessary to change this data protection declaration due to new technologies and the further development of our website and our offers or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, we recommend that you read the data protection declaration again at regular intervals.
Script Submissions & Unsolicited Materials
We do not accept, read, consider or review, any Unsolicited Materials – literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works of any kind including but not limited to ideas, concepts, stories, characters, screenplays, teleplays, synopses, treatments, artwork, drawings, designs, musical compositions, software programs, video or audio reels, or any similar works. Any Unsolicited Materials received by Storycat are deemed non-confidential and Storycat assumes no liability, obligation or responsibility of any nature whatsoever in respect of them.