Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how Sophisticated Films GmbH, Strassburger Strasse 18, 10405 Berlin, Germany ("Sophisticated Films", "we" or "us") processes personal data from users ("Users" or "you") of our website https://sophisticatedfilm.com ("Website"). Sophisticated Films is the controller within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), the Federal Data Protection Act ("BDSG") and other data protection laws (collectively "Applicable Data Protection Laws").

 

  1. CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL DATA, PROCESSING PURPOSES, LEGAL BASIS AND SOURCE

 

The use of the Website and its functions requires the processing of the following personal data on a regular basis:

 

1.1 Informational use of the Website

 

If you access our Website and use it for purely informational purposes (i.e. without using additional functions such as the contact form), the Website may automatically collect, process and store certain personal data in pseudonymized form. This includes device and usage data that may comprise specific information about the devices used to access the Website (including model, operating system, IP address, language and similar information) and information about the use of features, functions or notifications on the device to recognize you and to analyse trends.

 

The legal basis for this processing activity is our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR) to monitor and maintain the performance of the Website and to analyse uses, activities and trends in connection with our Website.

 

1.2 Contact via email

 

If you contact us by email or other means, e.g. to request information about our projects, your e-mail address and other personal data voluntarily provided by you will be stored and processed by us to handle your request as well as any follow-up questions.

 

We base this processing activity on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR) to answer your enquiry.

 

1.3 Cookies

 

This Website uses cookies to facilitate its utilization and its functions.

 

Cookies are small files that are stored by a website on a visitor's computer or mobile device. They identify, e.g., your browser software when you move from site to site or page to page during a web session. This information can then be used to facilitate your access to a website and your ability to navigate within the website.

 

We use the following categories of cookies:

  • Necessary Cookies:

Some of the cookies we use are necessary to provide our Website to you. For example, these cookies help you access secure parts of our Website, flag technical errors for us, and help us detect, prevent, and mitigate malicious and fraudulent activities on our Website. Without such cookies, parts of our Website cannot be provided to you.

 

  • Analytics, Performance and Research:

Cookies in this category help us understand how well our Website is doing so that we can continue to improve and maintain it. These cookies measure parts of our Website’s functions by collecting information about your use and interaction with our Website so that we can continue to improve and expand our Website.​

 

Legal basis:

The legal basis for using necessary cookies is our legitimate interest in providing you with a functional website (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR). For the use of cookies that are not necessary for the operation of the Website, we will obtain your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR), which consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Additionally, you can manage the use of cookies via the system settings of your browser.

Please note that some cookies are strictly necessary for the function of our Website (see above), so that you will not be able to use our Website to its full extent if you deactivate them.

 

  1. DATA RECIPIENTS

 

2.1 External service providers

 

Sophisticated Films may engage external service providers who act as our data processors to provide certain services to us, such as email, website, marketing or other IT services. While providing these services, the external service providers may have access to or process your personal data.

 

Based on the data processing agreements concluded with them, the external service providers are obligated to take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect the personal data processed and to process the personal data only in accordance with the assignment.

 

2.2 Additional recipients

 

Sophisticated Films may disclose your personal data to law enforcement and government agencies, legal advisers and other external advisers in accordance with Applicable Data Protection Laws.

 

The legal basis for this processing of your data is our compliance with legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR) to which Sophisticated Films is subject to or our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR), such as exercising or defending against legal claims.

 

  1. DATA TRANSFER TO THIRD COUNTRIES

 

Your personal data may be transferred to and processed by recipients in third countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) that do not provide for an adequate level of data protection, such as the United States of America.

 

If we transfer your personal data to countries which do ensure an adequate level of data protection, we will implement appropriate safeguards such as the standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission. You may request a copy of the appropriate safeguards by contacting us at the contact details provided under section 6. Access to the copy is limited to recipients who need the respective data to perform their tasks.

 

  1. YOUR RIGHTS AS A DATA SUBJECT AND HOW TO ASSERT THEM

 

4.1. Withdrawal of consent

 

If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you can withdraw this consent at any time with future effect. Such withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing prior to the withdrawal. If you withdraw your consent, we will no longer process your personal data unless this is permitted under another (legal) basis. If no other legal basis applies, we will delete the personal data immediately (Art. 17 para. 2 lit. b) GDPR).

 

4.2. Objection

 

Under certain circumstances, on grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data that is carried out on basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR). If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless this is permitted under another (legal) basis. If objection is given and no other legal basis applies, we will delete the personal data immediately (Art. 17 para. 2 lit. c) GDPR).

 

4.3. Further rights

 

According to Applicable Data Protection Laws, as a data subject you may have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), the right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), the right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), the right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and the right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR). The right to access and the right to erasure may be restricted under certain circumstances in accordance with applicable local data protection laws (Secs. 34, 35 BDSG). In addition, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).

 

In order to exercise your rights, please contact us under the contact details provided under section 6.

 

  1. STORAGE PERIOD OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

 

Your personal data will be stored as long as necessary for the purpose of the data processing activities described under section 1 above. If we no longer process your personal data for the described purposes, we will remove it from our systems and records or make it completely anonymous so that you can no longer be identified from the data.

Your data will not be erased or made completely anonymous if and as long as we are required under applicable law to store your data. Statutory retention requirements may, for example, arise under the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch, HGB) or the German Tax Code (Abgabenordnung, AO) which stipulate retention periods of 6 to 10 years. We may also retain your data if this is needed to preserve evidence for future legal proceedings; for this purpose, we may retain your data for the applicable statute of limitation period which is usually 3 years but can be up to 30 years in individual cases.

 

  1. CONTACT

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the processing of your personal data please contact us at:

 

Sophisticated Films GmbH

Strassburger Strasse 18

10405 Berlin - Germany

+49 30 2529 3294

info@sophisticatedfilm.com

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