Data privacy statement

1. Scope and application

The following declarations inform users of the nature, extent and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on the website The service is operated by the Voluntary Self-Monitoring of Multimedia Service Providers (FSM e. V.), Beuthstr. 6, 10117 Berlin, office(at), Tel. +44 (0)30 24048430. These data protection declarations do not apply to other websites, products and online or offline services of the FSM. In accessing this website you are expressing your approval of the practices of data collection described in the following declarations.

2. Access data

Together with the Internet protocol address through which you are accessing the Internet, the website can record certain information concerning your visit, e.g. date and duration, the pages that you access and the Internet addresses of websites from which you have arrived at our website. This information will be used for the operation and improvement of the website and for statistical evaluation.

3. Use of cookies

We use cookies on this website to adjust its behaviour to meet your personal needs. A cookie is a small text file which is placed by a server on your hard disk. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or to send viruses to your computer. Cookies are solely allocated to your use and can be read only by a web server in the domain which made the cookie available to you. You have the opportunity to accept or refuse cookies. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can normally change your browser settings so that cookies will be rejected if you wish. If you prefer to reject cookies you may not be able to make full use of interactive features of this or other websites which you visit.

4. Newsletter

You can revoke your agreement to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use in dispatching the Newsletter at any time by using a link in every Newsletter or by sending a message using the contact facilities displayed above.

5. Contacting us

When contact is made with the FSM, for example, by e-mail, the information given by the user will be stored for purposes of processing the enquiry and in case further questions arise.

6. Complaints

The FSM treats personal information relating to the complainant as strictly confidential and emphasises that these data will be processed electronically and deleted on conclusion of the complaints procedure.

7. Processing of personal data

The FSM will record, make use of and disclose personal data of the user only when legally permitted or the use has agreed to the collection of the data. Personal data will be collected solely as described in the points numbered 2 to 6. Personal data may be published, according to legal requirements or as matters of good faith, in order (a) to comply with statutory regulations or legal actions imposed on the FSM; (b) to protect and defend the rights or the property of the Partners and of our website; or (c) in cases of emergency, to take action to protect the personal security of our employees or representatives, the users of our products and services, or of the general public. The legal basis for data protection is to be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

8. Revocation, amendments, corrections and updating

Every user has the right, on application, to receive information free of charge concerning their personal data which is being stored. In addition, the user has the right to demand the correction of inaccurate data, blocking and deletion of their personal data, provided there is no legal obligation to retain them.

9. Amendments to the data protection declaration

It is possible we may occasionally make changes in these declarations on data protection. If this is the case, we will also add the date of the “latest amendment“ to the declarations above. In the event of significant alterations in these declarations we will inform you, either by displaying a conspicuous message on the homepage of our website or by sending you direct notification. We encourage you to read these data protection declarations at regular intervals to keep informed about how we help to protect the personal data which we store about you. Your continued use of this site constitutes your agreement with these data protection declarations and their updating.

Status as of 8th August 2013