Privacy policy and cookies

PRIVACY POLICY AND COOKIES

The BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival is created by Biofaction KG. Bio-fiction.com, as the web presence of the festival is therefore owned, operated and managed by Biofaction KG and is committed to respecting the privacy of our web site visitors and newsletter recipients. Our web site is governed in accordance with current legislation, including the Austrian Telekommunikationsgesetz 2003 (“TKG 2003“) and the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), (Regulation (EU) 2016/679).

For more information about Biofaction as a company, we ask you to visit us at www.biofaction.com, where you’ll find more about us as a company and our other work and services.

In the following sections of our privacy policy we want to let you know in detail about what types of data we collect from you, how that data is used, and which services we rely on to deliver the content of our web site.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

When you contact us:

When you use the contact form on our web site or e-mail us directly, you’re providing us with personal information, such as your e-mail address, your name or other identifying data. We will use this information for the purpose it was collected, such as replying to queries, clarifications, project and service inquiries, follow-up etc.
Your information may be used in analysis or evaluation of our work, service, impact or similar areas to maintain and improve our internal standards.

We will not share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes and we do not pass on your details to other web sites. Your data will not be shared unless legally required.

When you visit our web site:

Our provider (One.com) automatically saves information regarding network traffic to the web servers, including information about browser type, time of access, operating system, country etc. This information is used for general statistical purposes, and cannot serve to identify individual visitors, unless further data inquiries are made and different data sources compared. We will only take those steps, if we find our web site has been abused.

Our provider, One.com’s (European representative: One.com A/S CVR: 28677138 Copenhagen, Denmark) compliance with GDPR can be found here: https://www.one.com/de/info/datenschutzrichtlinie

When you’ve signed up for our newsletter:

We save your name and email address in order to send you regular information – if requested. If you use the newsletter form on our web site, your first and last name are not required fields, but a valid e-mail address is required. In order to make sure that the e-mail address is correct, we employ a double-opt-in system, whereby we ask you to validate the subscription email we send you. For the purposes of signing up for the newsletter, we store date, time and ip-address of both sign-up and email address validation.
We utilise a third-party service, Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA) to manage our newsletter. Mailchimp is certified with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework, and is compliant with the GDPR.
For more information, please see Mailchimp’s privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

To unregister from our newsletter you may click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email or contact us at newsletter@bio-fiction.com.

COOKIES

Like almost all web sites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files a web site asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. Cookies can be used in order to collect information about web site traffic, in order to optimise our web presence and services, and to make our web site userfriendly. Cookies cannot harm your computer in any way nor do they give us access to your computer or any identifying data.

Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. Please keep in mind that disabling cookies might affect how this or any other web site looks or functions.

Third party cookies, plugins, embedded media content and social media plugins

This site also embeds videos from our YouTube and Vimeo channels and short films from the participants of our film competitions (with their permission). For these embedded videos to work and be playable, YouTube and Vimeo will set cookies, over which we have no control, so we advise you to refer to their policies or contact them directly for information.

In order for our site to look and function the same across platforms and devices, our layout relies on script libraries, specifically Google Fonts.

If, as mentioned above, you set your browser to decline any cookies, no data or information flow will occur apart from the automated analytics by our provider already mentioned under “When you visit our web site“. Please keep in mind, however, that this will affect how our or any other web site looks and functions.

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