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Managing Director: Christoph Diekmann
USt-Ident-Nr.: DE 122764018
Rights of Use, Disclaimer and Data Protection Provisions
The rights of use and contents of this website are, as a rule, the property of AREA Entertainment, Managing Director: Christoph Diekmann. The rights of utilization are determined by German copyright law. Utilization activities are, specifically, only allowed for private, and not commercial, use. Insofar as contents are not created by AREA Entertainment, the existing rights of third parties apply.
Liability for our Contents
AREA Entertainment endeavors to keep the website up to date and correct in terms of its content, as well making it available it in its entirety. Accordingly, the occurrence of errors cannot be fully excluded.
As a service provider in accordance with §7, Paragraph 1, TMG [Telemedia Act], we assume liability for our contents. In accordance with §§ 8 – 10, TMG, it is however not within reason to assume that transmitted and stored information from an outside source shall be monitored or checked for errors, which would indicate an infringement of the law. Nevertheless, our obligation to remove and/or block the use of such information, as of the point in time at which it has been detected that a concrete infringement of the law has occurred, remains intact.
Referrals to External Websites, Liability for Links
The website from AREA Entertainment contains referrals (links) to information offered on sites which are not subject to the monitoring and responsibilities of AREA Entertainment.
Despite careful monitoring of content, we cannot assume liability for the contents of external websites. A permanent content monitoring of linked websites from third parties cannot be expected of us. The operators of linked websites are solely responsible for the content thereof. In particular, we have no influence on whether or not said websites observe the data protection provisions. Should however, we become aware of concrete infringements of the law, we are liable as of the point in time at which we became aware of said concrete legal infringement.
AREA Entertainment takes data protection very seriously. We want you to know when we levy data, how we use it, and that you can change and retrieve your information.
With each visit to our website, your browser transmits so-called “log-file data,” which are stored on our server in the framework of an internal protocol file. These data are anonymous, and cannot be attributed to a specific person. These include data concerning your browser, your operating system, the point in time of accessing our website, and how you have accessed us. We reserve the right to make statistical evaluations in accordance with the stipulations of the data protection provisions for anonymized data sets.
Personal data is information that can be used for discovering your identity. This includes information such as your name, address, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address and bank account. Information that is not related to your identity (such as the number of users of the website, for example) is not included therein. You can use our online offer – with the exception of the areas that are otherwise marked – without disclosing your identity. In this case, no personal information is levied, processed or used, through the use of our website.
If, for example, you request information, or want to use our protected “log-in” area, we ask for your name, and if applicable, other personal information. The information necessary for requesting information, or for entering the “log-in” areas are marked as such (as opposed to that information marked as voluntary). It is your decision as to whether you want us to have access to this information. The use of personal data for advertising and market research purposes, or for improving the design of our website occurs only if you have expressly given us permission to do so. You may revoke this permission at any time.
Dissemination of Personal Data to Third Parties
Your personal information is used only by AREA Entertainment and its affiliated metal labels. We give this data only to those businesses that assist us in providing the services that we offer. Your data is stored on a protected server. We do not give your data to third parties without your express permission. For the transmission of data to authorized parties, we comply with the legal provisions pertaining thereto.
Right to Information, Right to Correction, Retraction
We are required to provide you with information regarding data stored relating to you, free of charge, to the extent that said information concerns the source thereof, the recipient, or categories of recipients, and the purpose of storing said data. You may request that said data be corrected at any time, as well as retract the permission to levy data, and its use in the future. Just send your request by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Furthermore, AREA Entertainment declares that we may be legally required to retain and release data. In this context, we would like to emphasize that data transmission in internet is associated with security risks, and an absolute protection of the data from accessing by a third party cannot be guaranteed.
AREA Entertainment places cookies with a short lifetime (e.g. number of page accesses: the user receives a pseudonym when visiting the site, and the server acknowledges the renewed visit, without obtaining information regarding the identity of the user). These are so-called “session cookies” and are normally deleted after a max. of 24 hours. Cookies having a longer lifetime are placed for checking the technical settings of your browser. On our website, cookies only contain personal information in exceptional cases, e.g. in order to facilitate a log-in in the log-in area (e.g. “auto-log-in function,” cookies with a selected pseudonym and encrypted password).
Use Evaluations Using Google Analytics, Opt-out Option
AREA Entertainment also uses “Google Analytics” for the evaluation of the use of its offers, which is a web-analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), which places cookies. The information generated by the cookie regarding the use of AREA Entertainment (including a portion of your IP address), is sent to a Google server (currently) in the USA, and stored there. AREA Entertainment emphasizes that your IP address is abbreviated by Google in the participating countries of the European Union/ other contractual countries of the international agreement regarding the European economic region. Only in exceptional cases is your entire IP address sent to a Google server in the USA, and abbreviated there. Google uses this information for evaluating your use of AREA Entertainment, for compiling reports regarding website activity for AREA Entertainment and to provide other services in conjunction with the website use and internet use. In no event shall Google connect your IP address to other data from Google Inc. Data levying and storage by Google Analytics can be revoked at any time, effective henceforth. You also have the option of installing a browser plugin provided by Google for this purpose. This is available for a variety of browser versions, and can be downloaded at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. You can prevent the installation of the cookies using a simple process in your browser (activate and deactivate). We would like to inform you, however, that in this case, not all of the functions of this website will be available in their entirety. By accessing AREA Entertainment you are agreeing to the processing of the data levied from you by Google in the manner described above, and for the purposes specified.
Data Protection Provisions with Regard to Facebook Plugins
AREA Entertainment uses: “Plugins” from “Facebook” that have been provided by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. AREA Entertainment hereby informs you, for this reason, that with the “plugin” a transmission to the browser is executed, enabling the “plugin” to appear on the website, and that a connection to “Facebook” is established thereby. If you are logged in to “Facebook,” then the usage data shall be allocated to the personal “Facebook Account.” As soon as you actively use the “Facebook-Plugin” again, as a logged in Facebook user, (e.g. by clicking the “like” button, or by writing a comment) these data are transferred to your Facebook account, and presented therein. This can be prevented by the user by logging out of Facebook first. AREA Entertainment does not know further details regarding which data are stored and used by “Facebook.” In any event, “Facebook” obtains the IP address, the processor model, and the browser version when the “like” button is activated. Apart from this, the general terms and conditions of use for Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland, at http://www.facebook.com/legal/terms and the data protection information of Facebook Ireland Limited http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy apply.
Data Protection Provisions Regarding the Google + 1 Plugin
AREA Entertainment uses the “Google + 1 plugin” (recognizable by the button “+ 1”), which is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 64043, USA. When you visit the AREA Entertainment website, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Google servers, and the contents of the “+ 1” plugin are transferred directly from Google to your browser, and from there, incorporated in the website, and Google receives at least the information that you have visited the AREA Entertainment website. If you have an account with Google Plus, and are logged in, Google can allocate the visit to the AREA Entertainment website (and also your interactions through buttons on the AREA Entertainment website) to your account. The aforementioned data transfer can be prevented by logging out of your Google account first. AREA Entertainment does not know further details regarding which data is stored and used by “Google.” “Google” probably obtains the IP address, the processor model and the browser version when you click on the “Google + 1” button. Apart from this, the general terms and condition of use for Google Inc. apply. You can obtain information regarding the type, scope and use of the data levying by “Google” at http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html.
Data Protection Statement for the Use of the Twitter Plugin
Finally, AREA Entertainment uses plugins on its website provided by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. These can be recognized by a blue “T” on a white background, or a small bird. AREA Entertainment informs you of this because a transmission to the browser is carried out by means of the “plugin,” which establishes a connection to “Twitter.” As soon as you are logged in to “Twitter,” the usage data are allocated to your personal “Twitter account.” As soon as you actively use the “Twitter plugin” as a logged in Twitter client, these data are transferred to the user’s twitter account, and presented therein. You can prevent this by logging out of your “Twitter account” first. AREA Entertainment does not know further details regarding which data is stored and used by “Twitter.” “Twitter” probably obtains the IP address, the processor model and the browser version. As provider of our internet website, we are not informed regarding the contents of the transferred data, or the data usage. More information is available at the link: https://twitter.com/privacy.
AREA Entertainment offers you the opportunity on our website to register to receive our newsletter for advertising purposes. In order to register, you must provide us with permission separately, and in the framework of a confirmation mail, again activate the registration for the newsletter. You can retract your permission at any time. An unsubscribe function is integrated in every newsletter, or alternatively, you may contact AREA Entertainment through email@example.com.
Changes to the Data Protection Provisions
The data protection provisions that are in effect at the time of the visit to our website shall apply. We reserve the right to amend these data protection provisions at any time, in compliance with the effective, legal data protection provisions, and to adjust said to current developments and information.
AREA Entertainment, Decembre 2014