Data protection declaration

Thank you for your interest in the Xplore Festival and for visiting our website. The protection of your personal data at every stage of our cooperation is of particular concern to us. We would therefore like to explain to you what information is collected during your visit to the website and how it is used.

Provider and responsible authority within the meaning of the Data Protection Act

see: Imprint

Scope of application

With this data protection declaration, users receive information about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data by the responsible provider.
The legal framework for data protection is provided by the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and the EU-GDPR

Collection of general information

With every access to this offer, information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.
Among other things: Name of the website, file, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our website) and the IP address.

Without these data it would not be technically possible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect, the collection of data is absolutely essential. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimize our range of products and technology. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the log files in case of suspicion of illegal use of our offer.

Handling of personal data

Definition: Personal data is any information that uniquely identifies a person. It is therefore data that can be traced back to a person.
These personal data include your first name and surname, a nick name/pseudonym, the telephone number, the city and country in which you live, and your e-mail address.

These data are only collected, used and if necessary passed on by the provider if expressly permitted by law or if the user consents to the collection, processing, use and passing on of the data or if the collection, processing, use and passing on of the data to service providers commissioned by us in connection with the processing of enquiries or registrations for events etc. is necessary. An order data processing agreement exists for passing on to service providers commissioned by us.

Registration on our website

If you register on our website in order to make use of personalised services, personal data will be collected. This includes the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address as contact and communication data.
Registration allows access to services and content that are only available to registered users. If necessary, registered users have the possibility to change or delete the data provided during registration at any time. Upon request, we will of course inform you which personal data has been collected and stored. Beyond that we correct or delete the data on request, provided that the request does not conflict with any legal storage obligations. If you have any questions or requests for correction or deletion of your data, please use the contact data stated in this data protection declaration.

Provision of chargeable services

We request additional data to enable us to provide services that are subject to a charge. This applies, for example, to payment details.

To ensure the security of your data during transmission, we work with encryption methods (such as SSL) via HTTPS, which reflect the current state of the technology.


If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the information you provide exclusively for this purpose or to inform you of the circumstances relevant to this service or registration. We do not pass these data on to third parties.

A valid (valid) e-mail address is required to receive the newsletter. The name (optional) and the country of the recipient as well as the IP address you use to subscribe to the newsletter and the date on which you subscribe to the newsletter are also saved. This data serves us as proof of misuse if an external e-mail address is registered for the newsletter. In order to ensure that an e-mail address is not misused by third parties on our mailing list, we work in compliance with the law using the so-called „double opt-in“ procedure. Within the framework of this procedure, the order of the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the registration confirmation are recorded.

You have the possibility at any time to revoke your consent to the storage of the data, your e-mail address and their use for the newsletter dispatch. For the revocation we provide you in each newsletter and on the website a link. You also have the option of informing us of your wish to cancel using the contact options mentioned in this document.

Contact form

If you contact us via the online form or by e-mail, we will store the information you provide in order to answer your inquiry and ask possible follow-up questions.

Integration of third-party services and content

Our offer may include content, services and performances of other providers. These include maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube and graphics and images from other websites. In order for this data to be called up and displayed in the user’s browser, the transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary. The providers (hereinafter referred to as „third-party providers“) thus perceive the IP address of the respective user.

Although we make every effort to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address may be stored. In this case, this process is used for statistical purposes, among other things. If we have knowledge that the IP address is stored, we point this out to our users.


This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the Internet connection. This data will not be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Cookies have two main functions. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our website and to display it correctly. They are not used to infiltrate viruses or start programs.

Users have the possibility to access our website without cookies. To do this, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please inform yourself about the help function of your browser, how cookies are deactivated. However, we would like to point out that some functions of this website may be impaired and the user comfort may be restricted. The pages (USA) and (Europe) allow you to manage online ad cookies.

In order to share content from our website via social media channels such as Facebook or Twitter, a cookie must be installed on your device. For more information, see the policies of the company concerned (see below).

Control of cookies

As described above, you can fully utilize the functionality of our website with the help of cookies. If you deactivate cookies, certain functions may not be available to you as expected.

If you do not want cookies, you can set your web browser to deactivate cookies in addition to special opt-out functions that are available to you below. Please note that most browsers offer different ways to protect your privacy.

If you do not want cookies for range measurement to be stored on your terminal device, you can object to the use of these files here:
Cookie deactivation page of the network advertising initiative:!/
Cookie deactivation page of the US website:!/
Cookie deactivation page of the European website:!/

Common browsers offer the setting option not to accept cookies. For example, you can allow first-party cookies, but block third-party cookies or be notified each time a website wants to install a cookie. Please note that such deactivation of cookies means that it is not possible to set new cookies. However, it does not prevent previously set cookies from continuing to function on your device until you have deleted all cookies in your browser settings. You can usually find the instructions for the management of cookies on your browser under the browser’s help function or in the operating instructions for your smartphone.

This website uses the product Google Maps from Google Inc.

By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of data collected automatically by Google Inc, its representatives and third parties. You can find the Google Maps Terms of Use under „Google Maps Terms of Use“ (

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. „(„Google“), don’t.

Social plug-ins

We do not include social plug-ins on our websites.

Further integration of third-party services

We have integrated YouTube and Vimeo videos into our online offering, which are stored on and and can be played directly from our website. If possible, these are integrated in the „extended data protection mode“, i.e. no data about you as a user will be transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos, the data mentioned in paragraph 2 will be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.
By visiting the website/app, third parties receive information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website/app. This can be done regardless of whether this third party provides a user account through which you are logged in, or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to the plug-in provider, this data is assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish your profile to be associated with the plug-in provider, you must log out before activating the button.

Data economy

We store personal data in accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy only as long as it is required or prescribed by law (legal storage period). If the purpose of the information collected no longer applies or if the storage period ends, we block or delete the data.

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right, upon request and free of charge, to request information about the personal data stored by us and/or to request correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: This is the prescribed data storage for business transactions or the data is subject to the legal obligation to store.

For this purpose, please contact our data protection officer (contact details: at the end of this data protection declaration).

To be able to consider a data lock at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a lock file for control purposes. If there is no legal archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise we block the data if you wish.

Changes to our data protection declaration

In order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then take effect the next time you visit our website.

Data protection officer

Webmaster Steff Huber see: Imprint

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