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Our Privacy Policy

It is generally possible to use our web pages without having to submit any personal data. However, if a user wishes to use special services provided by our company via our website, the processing of personal data may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek your consent.


The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, email address and telephone number of a data subject, is done in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). With this Privacy Policy, we inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data that we process. Furthermore, you are also informed of your rights in this Privacy Policy.


1. Definitions

Our Privacy Policy should be easy to read and understand for the general public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, the terms used are explained in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this Privacy Policy and on our website:


a) Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the ""data subject""). A natural person is considered to be identifiable if he or she can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.


b) Data subject

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the data controller.


c) Processing

Processing means any process or set of operations which is performed on personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.


d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.


e) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.


f) Data controller

The data controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. If the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the data controller or the specific criteria for the data controller's nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.


g) Data processor

A data processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.


h) Recipient

A recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to which personal data are disclosed, regardless of whether or not it is a third party. However, public authorities that have a specific investigatory right pursuant to Union or Member State law and receive personal data in this context are not considered to be recipients.


i) Third parties

A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the data controller, the data processor and persons who, under the direct responsibility of the data controller or the data processor, are authorized to process the personal data.


j) Consent

Consent means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.


2. Name and address of the data controller

The data controller in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions with a data protection character is:


ZDF Studios GmbH

represented by President and CEO Fred Burcksen and Executive Vice President Karoline Meichsner-Sertl

Erich-Dombrowski-Straße 1

55127 Mainz

Tel.: +49 (0)6131-991-0

Fax: +49 (0)6131-991-99




3. Name and address of the Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer with responsibility for the processing is:

Mr Klaus Pawlitschko, LL.M.

c/o ZDF Studios GmbH

Erich-Dombrowski-Straße 1

55127 Mainz

Any data subject can contact our Data Protection Officer directly at any time with questions or suggestions regarding data protection.


4. Cookies

The ZDF Studios GmbH webpages use cookies. Cookies are text files that are saved and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.


By using cookies, ZDF Studios GmbH can provide users of our website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without cookies. In case you access a respective website again cookies allow the recognition of your end-user device. Thus you do not have to re-enter your login details each time you visit the website, as this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the end-user device.


Legal basis for the processing of personal data by using cookies is Article 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR.


You can prevent the placement of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the internet browser, and thus permanently block the placement of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been placed can be deleted at any time via your internet browser or other software programs. If you deactivate the placement of cookies in the internet browser, some of the functions of our website may not be fully usable.


We differentiate between cookies that are absolutely necessary for the website’s technical features and optional cookies for personalization or for statistic reasons.


1. Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the operation of the website. Furthermore, these cookies also allow us to recognize whether you wish to remain logged in to your profile so that we can provide our services to you more quickly on your next visit to our website.


2. Personalization category

These cookies are used to display to you personalized content in line with your interests. For example, we may present offers to you that are especially relevant to you.


3. Statistics category

These cookies collect anonymized data for statistics and analysis so that we are able to improve our offering and website. These cookies allow to determine attendance and the effect of certain pages of our website, for example, and optimize our content.