Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 2018

The protection of personal data is important to us. Therefore we want you to know how we handle personal information collected through our online systems. Our privacy policy complies with the applicable statutory provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


I. Contact details of the person responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is the:

Generation Digitale GmbH & Co. KG
Spielbudenplatz 24-25, 20359 Hamburg
Telefon: 040 – 410 984 31 -0

represented by the managing director Mr. Michael Reinermann


II. General information about data processing

The GDPR defines "personal data" as all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is considered, who directly or indirectly can be identified via assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, online identification or location data.

1. Scope of the processing of personal data
We only collect and use personal data of users who contact us. By using vimote, you communicate via internet with our servers. Our servers use information to generate a session and collect protocol information, so-called log files, within the scope of such usage. Recorded log files do not contain any personal data. In particular, IP addresses are anonymised by MD5 hashing. On the site anonymised IIS web logs are also stored. We only use log files for statistical purposes and to analyse errors. vimote may, in some cases, temporarily store the transferred video and thumbnail during its usage in order to facilitate the broadcast. If the video and data are saved, this data shall automatically be deleted as soon as "another video is selected", the "app is closed" or the "view session ends". Videos and thumbnails will not be reused by vimote. Videos and thumbnails will not be used by second or third parties.

2. Legal Basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis. In the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract of which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR serves as legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions. Insofar as processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation that is subject to our company, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as a legal basis. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as a legal basis. If processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as legal basis for processing. 3. Erasure and storage duration of data
The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is expired. Furthermore storage may take place if provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place if a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.


III. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing
If the user agrees to our cookie policy (LINK), our system automatically collects and anonymizes data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

On doing so, the following data is collected:

(1) Information about the user agent (browser incl. version, operating system) of the user
(2) Date and time of access
(3) Websites from which the system of the user reaches our website (referer)
(4) Web sites accessed by the user's system through our website
(5) Click paths
(6) Cookies to improve the performance of the website (link / anchor)
(7) Anonymized IP of the user

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. Not affected by this are the IP addresses of the user or other data that allows the assignment of the data to a user. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

2. Legal basis for the data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing
In general, visiting our website does not require the provision of personal information. Beyond the freely accessible area of our website, e.g. when working with project systems, your personal information may be needed to respond to you personally.

4. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this occurs when the respective session is completed. Log files are written anonymously.

5. Possibility of opposition and removal
The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is not absolutely necessary for the operation of the website and takes place only with the prior consent of the users.


IV. Cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing
Cookies are small files that are stored on your device. These can be used to determine if your device has already communicated with our sites. Only the cookie on your device will be identified. GD uses cookies and similar technologies such as "HTML5 storage" or "Local shared objects" (hereafter referred to collectively as "cookies") only after your consent and anonymized to recognize website visitors' preferences and to make the website as user-friendly as possible.

We categorize cookies as follows:

Technichal Types

  • Type 1: session cookie
    Will be deleted when leaving the page/ closing the browser.
  • Type 2: permanent cookie
    Are set by the page and deleted after a defined period (see below).




Expiry date



Matomo Session ID for tracking the session

After the end of the session (closing the page/ browser)



Matomo cookie for tracking recurring users

After approx. 1 year



Matomo cookie for tracking the session

After 30 mins



Matomo cookie opt out

Max Age (approx. 2 years)

2. How to deactivate cookies?
When you visit our website, you can agree to the use of cookies for analysis purposes via a shown banner and you are referred to this privacy policy. If you do not want us to collect and analyze information about your visit, you have to options to prevent future data collection:

  • Browser setting: Do-Not Track
  • Matomo: Opt-out

Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted to our site. As a user you therefore have full control over the use of cookies. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your device by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. On your device, you can delete previously set cookies at any time. For information how to delete cookies on your device, please refer to the instructions of your browser or device manufacturer.


V Security

We take corporate privacy very seriously. Our employees and the contract processors (service companies) commissioned by us are contractually bound by our duty to maintain secrecy and to comply with the IT / security regulations and applicable data protection regulations. We, as well as our contractors, protect your personal information and ensure that your personal information is in a legally required, controlled and secure environment that prevents unauthorized access, loss or disclosure. Technical and organizational measures have been taken in our company to protect your data against damage, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access. To avoid unnecessary amounts of data, we collect, process and use your personal data only insofar as this is required within the framework of our service offer. The data is collected by Generation Digitale GmbH & Co. KG as well as by the processor commissioned by it.


VI. Website Analysis / Usage Analysis

Our website uses the web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and allow us to analyze your website usage. Specifically, we save the date and time of the page view and the page from which you accessed our page only after your consent and anonymized. We do not store any other personal data. The information generated by the cookie is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. By clicking on the following link (POP_UP_Matomo opt-in) you consent to the collection and processing of this data by us with our local Matomo installation. An opt-in cookie is stored locally by your browser on your computer. If the cookies are deleted in this browser, you must create this cookie again.
Matomo Opt-Out

VII. Right to information, correction, blocking, deletion, completion, restriction and data portability

Without giving any reasons, you will receive free information as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed. In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, §§ 34 BDSG n. F., you have the right to information about these personal data as well as further information about the processing of your data stored by us.

Within the scope of your legal claims in accordance with Art. 16, Art. 17 GDPR, §35 BDSG, you may have your data banned, corrected or deleted. A deletion of your personal data takes place if statutory storage requirements do not oppose this and if you make a claim for cancellation in writing.

Furthermore, you have the right to complete incomplete data and to demand in the legally regulated cases according to Art. 18 GDPR the limitation of the processing, if the correctness of the personal data is not given.

In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you also have a right of data transferability insofar as we have referred to in this declaration as the basis for data processing Article 6 (1) a or b GDPR or Art. 9 (2) a GDPR. In exercising the right to data portability, you have the right to request that the personal data may be transmitted directly from the responsible party to another responsible party, in so far as technically feasible.


VIII. Right of withdrawal

You may revoke the consent given to us for collecting and using the data without giving reasons at any time with future effect, without affecting the legality of the processing on the basis of consent until the revocation. After the cancellation, Generation Digitale GmbH & Co.KG. processes your personal data only insofar as the processing is required due to another legal basis or legal obligation. You can send your cancellation to the contact address given in the legal notice.


IX. Questions and effectivity

This privacy policy is valid from the date of publication on the website of Generation Digitale GmbH & Co. KG until revoked. For the use of our offer the confirmation and acknowledgment of the data protection agreement is absolutely necessary. Please note that data protection regulations and data protection practices may constantly change and the contents of this privacy policy must be adapted. If this is the case, we will inform you about changes in a transparent way. It is also advisable to inform yourself about changes in the legal provisions and practice of our company.