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Black Valkyrie e. U.
Object of the company: Filmproduktion
Corporate register number: 554064a
Corporate register court: Handelsgericht Wien
Company location: 1130 Wien
Laws re. professions: Gewerbeordnung: www.ris.bka.gv.at
Supervisory/Trade authority: Magistratisches Bezirksamt für den 13./14.
Job title: Motion Designer
Awarding country: Österreich
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Privacy policies usually sound very technical. However, this version should describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible. Moreover, technical terms are explained in a reader-friendly manner whenever possible. I would also like to convey that I only collect and use information via this website if there is a corresponding legal basis for it. This is certainly not possible if you give very brief technical explanations, as are often standard on the Internet when it comes to data protection. I hope you find the following explanations interesting and informative. Maybe you will also find some information that you did not know yet.
Should you still have questions, I kindly ask you to follow the existing links to see further information on third-party websites, or to simply write us an email. You can find my contact information in my website’s imprint.
Every time you visit a website nowadays, certain information is automatically created and stored, just as it happens on this website. This data should be collected as sparingly as possible, and only with good reason. By website, I mean the entirety of all websites on your domain, i.e. everything from the homepage to the very last subpage (like this one here). By domain, I mean example.uk or examplepage.com.
Even while you are currently visiting my website, my web server – this is the computer this website is stored on, usually automatically retains data such as the below – for reasons such as operational security or for creating access statistics etc.
Generally, these files are stored for two weeks and are then automatically deleted. I do not pass these data to others, but I cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be looked at by the authorities in case of illegal conduct.
In short: your visit is logged by my provider (company that runs my website on servers), but I do not pass on your data!
My website uses HTTP-cookies to store user-specific data.
Every time you surf the internet, you use a browser. Common browsers are for example Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text-files in your browser. These files are called cookies.
Cookies save certain parts of your user data, such as e.g. language or personal page settings. When you re-open my website, your browser submits these “user specific” information back to my site. Thanks to cookies, my website knows who you are and offers you the settings you are familiar to. In some browsers every cookie has its own file, in others such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in one single file.
There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by my site, while third-party cookies are created by partner-websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Every cookie is individual, since every cookie stores different data. The expiration time of a cookie also varies – it can be a few minutes, or up to a few years. Cookies are no software-programs and contain no computer viruses, trojans or any other malware. Cookies also cannot access your PC’s information.
There are 4 different types of cookies:
These cookies are necessary to ensure the basic function of a website. They are needed when a user for example puts a product into their shopping cart, then continues surfing on different websites and comes back later in order to proceed to the checkout. Even when the user closed their window priorly, these cookies ensure that the shopping cart does not get deleted.
These cookies collect info about the user behaviour and record if the user potentially receives any error messages. Furthermore, these cookies record the website’s loading time as well as its behaviour within different browsers.
These cookies care for an improved user-friendliness. Thus, information such as previously entered locations, fonts or data in forms stay saved.
These cookies are also known as targeting-Cookies. They serve the purpose of delivering individually adapted advertisements to the user. This can be very practical, but also rather annoying.
Upon your first visit to a website you are usually asked which of these cookie-types you want to accept. Furthermore, this decision will of course also be saved in a cookie.
If you want change or delete cookie-settings and would like to determine which cookies have been saved to your browser, you can find this info in your browser-settings:
If you generally do not want to allow any cookies at all, you can set up your browser in a way, to notify you whenever a potential cookie is about to be set. This gives you the opportunity to manually decide to either permit or deny the placement of every single cookie. The settings for this differ from browser to browser. Therefore, it might be best for you to search for the instructions in Google. If you are using Chrome, you could for example put the search phrase “delete cookies Chrome” or “deactivate cookies Chrome” into Google.
If you want to learn more about cookies and do not mind technical documentation, I recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Request for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called “HTTP State Management Mechanism”.
Any personal data you electronically submit to us on this website, such as your name, email address, home address or other personal information you provide via the transmission of a form or via any comments to the blog, are solely used for the specified purpose and get stored securely along with the respective submission times and IP-address. These data do not get passed on to third parties.
Therefore, I use personal data for the communication with only those users, who have explicitly requested being contacted, as well as for the execution of the services and products offered on this website. I do not pass your personal data to others without your approval, but we cannot exclude the possibility this data will be looked at in case of illegal conduct.
If you send us personal data via email – and thus not via this website – I cannot guarantee any safe transmission or protection of your data. I recommend you, to never send confidential data via email.
If you think that the processing of your data violates the data protection law, or that your data protection rights have been infringed in any other way, you can lodge a complaint with your respective regulatory authority. For Austria this is the data protection authority, whose website you can access at https://www.data-protection-authority.gv.at/.
The terms TLS, encryption and https sound very technical, which they are indeed. I use HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) to securely transfer data on the Internet.
This means that the entire transmission of all data from your browser to my web server is secured – nobody can “listen in”.
I have thus introduced an additional layer of security and meet privacy requirements through technology design Article 25 Section 1 GDPR). With the use of TLS (Transport Layer Security), which is an encryption protocol for safe data transfer on the internet, I can ensure the protection of confidential information.
You can recognise the use of this safeguarding tool by the little lock-symbol , which is situated in your browser’s top left corner in the left of the internet address (e.g. examplepage.uk), as well as by the display of the letters https (instead of http) as a part of my web address.
If you want to know more about encryption, I recommend you to do a Google search for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure wiki” to find good links to further information.
I have integrated YouTube videos to my website. Therefore, I can show you interesting videos directly on my site. YouTube is a video portal, which has been a subsidiary company of Google LLC since 2006. The video portal is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page on my website that contains an embedded YouTube video, your browser automatically connects to the servers of YouTube or Google. Thereby, certain data are transferred (depending on the settings). Google is responsible for YouTube’s data processing and therefore Google’s data protection applies.
In the following I will explain in more detail which data is processed, why I have integrated YouTube videos and how you can manage or clear your data.
On YouTube, users can watch, rate, comment or upload videos for free. Over the past few years, YouTube has become one of the most important social media channels worldwide. For us to be able to display videos on my website, YouTube provides a code snippet that I have integrated to my website.
YouTube is the video platform with the most visitors and best content. I strive to offer you the best possible user experience on my website, which of course includes interesting videos. With the help of my embedded videos, I can provide you other helpful content in addition to my texts and images. Additionally, embedded videos make it easier for my website to be found on the Google search engine. Moreover, if I place ads via Google Ads, Google only shows these ads to people who are interested in my offers, thanks to the collected data.
As soon as you visit one of my pages with an integrated YouTube, YouTube places at least one cookie that stores your IP address and my URL. If you are logged into your YouTube account, by using cookies YouTube can usually associate your interactions on my website with your profile. This includes data such as session duration, bounce rate, approximate location, technical information such as browser type, screen resolution or your Internet provider. Additional data can include contact details, potential ratings, shared content via social media or YouTube videos you added to your favourites.
If you are not logged in to a Google or YouTube account, Google stores data with a unique identifier linked to your device, browser or app. Thereby, e.g. your preferred language setting is maintained. However, many interaction data cannot be saved since less cookies are set.
In the following list I show you cookies that were placed in the browser during a test. On the one hand, I show cookies that were set without being logged into a YouTube account. On the other hand, I show you what cookies were placed while being logged in. I do not claim for this list to be exhaustive, as user data always depend on how you interact with YouTube.
The data YouTube receive and process on you are stored on Google’s servers. Most of these servers are in America. At https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=en you can see where Google’s data centres are located. Your data is distributed across the servers. Therefore, the data can be retrieved quicker and is better protected against manipulation.
Google stores collected data for different periods of time. You can delete some data anytime, while other data are automatically deleted after a certain time, and still other data are stored by Google for a long time. Some data (such as elements on “My activity”, photos, documents or products) that are saved in your Google account are stored until you delete them. Moreover, you can delete some data associated with your device, browser, or app, even if you are not signed into a Google Account. Moreover, you can delete some data associated with your device, browser, or app, even if you are not signed into a Google Account.
Generally, you can delete data manually in your Google account. Furthermore, in 2019 an automatic deletion of location and activity data was introduced. Depending on what you decide on, it deletes stored information either after 3 or 18 months.
Regardless of whether you have a Google account or not, you can set your browser to delete or deactivate cookies placed by Google. These settings vary depending on the browser you use. The following instructions will show how to manage cookies in your browser:
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