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Data Privacy Policy

The Initiative Creative Gaming e. V. takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore we would like you to know when we store which data and how we use it. We would also like to inform you about your rights. Therefore, we would like to inform you about our data protection measures with this privacy policy.


PLAY – Creative Gaming Festival
c/o Initiative Creative Gaming e. V. (in the following "we" / "us")
Wiesendamm 59
22305 Hamburg
Phone: 040 – 511 38 40
e-mail: info[@]playfestival.de

Data collection on this website

You can use our online presentation without disclosing your personal data. When you access our website, data is stored on the servers of our hosting provider for security purposes, such as the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you visit us, the websites you visit on our site and your IP address. This data would possibly allow identification, but we do not use it for this purpose. They can be evaluated for statistical purposes, but the individual user remains anonymous. If data is passed on to external service providers, we have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the regulations of data protection are observed.


The websites of PLAY - Creative Gaming Festival use cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on a computer system via an internet browser. Some elements of our website require that the browser accessing the site can be identified even after a page change. The so-called session key is stored in the cookies, which is deleted again after the browser has been closed.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by using the appropriate setting in the Internet browser you are using and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If you deactivate the cookies setting in the Internet browser used, it is possible that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.

Storage, processing and security of personal data

We collect personal data from people who have contacted us (for example, by e-mail and/or telephone or in conversations at events) or whose contact details are publicly available. This data is stored in order to fulfill legal obligations, to be able to process your requests or to enable us to maintain contact with interested parties, persons of public interest, stakeholders and specialists.
The processing of your personal data, for example your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number, is always carried out in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act.
We have taken extensive technical and operational precautions to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. Your personal data will not be made available to third parties in any form by us or persons commissioned by us, unless we have your consent or an official order to do so. The companies and persons we support with the processing of order data are carefully selected and are contractually bound by us to data protection in accordance with the DSGVO (German Data Protection Act).

Information, deletion, blocking

We delete data that were required exclusively for the fulfillment of a contractual purpose after the expiry of the respective applicable statutory retention period.
You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to correct, block or delete this data. If we have informed you on request that we have stored data about you, you can request us to delete this data without giving reasons. If there are no statutory retention periods to the contrary, we will delete your data completely within a maximum of four weeks. You can contact us at any time at the address below for this purpose and for further questions on the subject of personal data.

Data transmission upon contract conclusion

We transmit personal data to third parties only if this is necessary due to legal regulations or in the context of the contract execution; for example to the companies entrusted with a delivery or the credit institute commissioned with the payment processing. A further transmission of the data is not carried out or only if you have expressly agreed to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.

Embedded contents from third parties

In some parts of the website we use embedded content from third parties (YouTube; Sched).
Since the content is stored on the server of the respective provider, data may be transmitted to the respective provider from the moment you access the content on our website. This can be prevented by using add-ons such as Disconnect, which you can install in your browser.
We have no influence on the collected data and data processing procedures and are not responsible for this data processing and in this respect we are also not responsible in terms of the DSGVO and the BDSG. We are also not aware of the full extent of the data collection, its legal basis, the purposes and the storage periods. Further information on the purpose and scope of data use can be found in the data protection declarations of the providers. There you will also find further information on your rights and settings to protect your privacy.

Data protection notices of the respective providers:
• Google Inc. (YouTube), https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de
• Sched LLC, https://sched.com/privacy/

Objection to advertising mails

The use of contact data published on this website for sending unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby prohibited. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited advertising information is sent, for example by spam e-mails.

Changes to this privacy policy

The further development of the internet and our internet services may also have an impact on the handling of personal data. We therefore reserve the right to change this data protection declaration in the future within the framework of the applicable data protection laws and, if necessary, to adapt it to changed data processing realities. We therefore recommend that you visit our website from time to time to take note of any updates to our data protection declaration.

Contact for data protection (not data protection officer in terms of the DSGVO)
If you have any problems, questions or suggestions, please contact us:

PLAY – Creative Gaming Festival
c/o Initiative Creative Gaming e. V.
Wiesendamm 59
22305 Hamburg
Phone: 040-511 38 40
e-mail: info[@]playfestival.de

Right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time, in particular with a supervisory authority in the member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the suspected infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the DSGVO or the BDSG.

The following data protection authority is responsible for the Initiative Creative Gaming e. V:
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Ludwig-Erhard-Str 22, 7. OG
20459 Hamburg
Phone: 040-428 54 4040
e-mail: mailbox[@]datenschutz.hamburg.de

Latest update of this privacy policy: September 30, 2020

PLAY23 – Creative Gaming Festival is an event produced by the Initiative Creative Gaming e. V. and jaf – Verein für medienpädagogische Praxis Hamburg e. V.

Funded by Projektfonds Medien und Bildung Hamburg, der BürgerStiftung Hamburg, Gamecity Hamburg, Das Zukunftspaket des Bundesministeriums für Familien, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend and JIZ - Jugendinformationszentrum Hamburg der BSB

Supported by the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, dem Fonds für kreative Zwischennutzung von der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg und der Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft, KUTI-Spiele, Fundus Theatre | Theatre of Research and Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg

Sponsored by siebold/hamburg messebau GmbH, OPAK Entertainment Systems and Fritz Kola

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