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Data protection declaration

Name and contact of the person responsible pursuant to Article 4 (7) GDPR

Company: Soundation Studio 
Street: Max-Planck-Straße 22, 95223 Helmbrechts
Phone: +49 174 / 90 60 64 7 

Security and protection of your personal data

We consider it our primary task to maintain the confidentiality of the personal data provided by you and to protect it from unauthorized access. We therefore exercise the utmost care and apply state-of-the-art security standards to ensure maximum protection of your personal data.

As a company under private law, we are subject to the provisions of the European Basic Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the regulations on data protection are observed both by us and by our external service providers.

Definitions of terms

The legislator requires that personal data be processed lawfully, in good faith and in a manner understandable to the data subject ("lawfulness, fairness, transparency"). To ensure this, we inform you of the individual legal definitions that are also used in this Privacy Policy:

1. Personal data

"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as 'data subject'); a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or one or more specific characteristics which express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person, is regarded as identifiable.

2. Processing

"processing" means any operation or set of operations which is carried out in relation to personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or association, qualification, erasure or destruction.

3. Restriction of processing

"Limitation of processing" means the marking of stored personal data with a view to limiting their future processing.

4. Profiling

"Profiling" means any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, whereabouts or movements of that natural person.

5. Pseudonymisation

"Pseudonymisation' means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the provision of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures ensuring that the personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

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6. File system

" File system" means any structured collection of personal data accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralised, decentralised or organised according to functional or geographical criteria.

7. Responsible person

"Controller" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States.

8. Contract processors

„Auftragsverarbeiter“ ist eine natürliche oder juristische Person, Behörde, Einrichtung oder andere Stelle, die personenbezogene Daten im Auftrag des Verantwortlichen verarbeitet.

9. Empfänger

"Recipient" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation task under Union law or the law of the Member States shall not be considered as recipients and the processing of such data by those authorities shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules and in accordance with the purposes of the processing.

10. Third-party

"Third party" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body, other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.

11. Consent

The data subject's 'consent' shall mean any voluntary, informed and unambiguous expression of his or her will in the particular case, in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act, by which the data subject indicates his or her consent to the processing of his or her personal data.

Lawfulness of the processing

The processing of personal data is only lawful if there is a legal basis for the processing. According to Article 6 (1) lit. a - f GDPR, the legal basis for the processing can in particular be:

a. The data subject has given his consent to the processing of his personal data for one or more specific purposes;

b. the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject;

c. the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;

d. processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;

e. processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

f. processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the controller or of a third party, except where the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, which require the protection of personal data, are overridden, in particular where the data subject is a child.

Information on the collection of personal data

(1) In the following we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

(2) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, possibly your name and telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. The data collected in this context will be deleted after storage is no longer required, or processing will be restricted if there are legal storage obligations.

Collection of personal data when you visit our website

If you only use the website for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Contents of the request (concrete page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred for each website from which the request originates
  • browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

Use of cookies

(1) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the location that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the website more user-friendly and effective.

(2) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

  • Transient Cookies (more a.)
  • Persistent Cookies (see b.). 
  • a. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These include in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the shared session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
  • b. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
  • c. You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. So-called "Third Party Cookies" are cookies that are set by a third party, therefore not by the actual website you are currently on. Please be aware that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use all the features of this site.

Further functions and offers of our website

(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you must generally provide further personal data which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are checked regularly.

(3) In addition, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer participation in promotions, competitions, contracts or similar services together with partners. You will receive further information on this when you enter your personal data or in the description of the offer below. (4) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.


Our offer is basically aimed at adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.

Rights of the data subject

(1) Revocation of consent

If the processing of personal data is based on a given consent, you have the right to revoke the consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of consent until revocation.

You can contact us at any time to exercise your right of revocation.

(2) Right to confirmation

You have the right to request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you. You can request confirmation at any time using the above contact details.

(3) Right to information

If personal data are processed, you can request information about these personal data and about the following information at any time:

a. the processing purposes;

b. the categories of personal data processed;

c. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;

d. if possible, the envisaged duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;

e. the existence of a right to have personal data concerning you rectified or erased or to have the processing limited by the controller or to object to such processing;

f. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

g. where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to the source of the data;

h. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.

Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards in accordance with Article 46 GDPR We shall provide a copy of the personal data which are the subject of the processing. For any further copies you request, we may charge a reasonable fee based on the administrative costs. If you submit the application electronically, the information must be made available in a common electronic format, unless otherwise stated. The right to receive a copy in accordance with paragraph 3 shall not affect the rights and freedoms of any other person.

(4) Right to rectification

You have the right to demand from us immediately the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data - also by means of a supplementary declaration.

(5) Right to cancellation ("right to be forgotten")

You have the right to ask the data controller to delete personal data about you immediately and we are obligated to delete personal data immediately if any of the following reasons apply:

a. Personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

b. The data subject shall revoke the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation and there shall be no other legal basis for the processing.

c. The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) DSGVO.

d. The personal data have been processed unlawfully.

e. The erasure of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.

f. The personal data have been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8(1) DSGVO.

Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged to delete them in accordance with paragraph 1, he shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account available technology and implementation costs, to inform data controllers processing the personal data that a data subject has requested them to delete all links to those personal data or copies or replications of those personal data.

The right to deletion ("right to be forgotten") does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary:

  • on the exercise of freedom of expression and information;
  • to fulfil a legal obligation which processing is subject to under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • on grounds of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Article 9(2)(h) and (i) and Article 9(3) of the GDPR;
  • for archival, scientific or historical research purposes in the public interest or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation, where the law referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudicial the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
  • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

(6) Right to limitation of processing

You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions is met:

a. the accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period of time which allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,

b. the processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to erase the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted;

c. the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal rights; or

d. the data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) DSGVO until it is established whether the controller's legitimate reasons outweigh those of the data subject.

Where processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, such personal data shall not be processed, except with the consent of the data subject or for the purpose of exercising or defending a right or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State, apart from their storage.

In order to exercise the right to limit the processing, the data subject may at any time contact us at the above contact details.

(7) Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer such data to another controller without interference from the controller to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that:

a. the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) DS Block Exemption Regulation, and
b. the processing is carried out using automated procedures.

When exercising the right to data transfer pursuant to paragraph 1, you have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data transfer does not affect the right to cancellation ("right to be forgotten"). This right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

(8) Right of objection

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons related to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you carried out pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation, including profiling based on these provisions. The controller will no longer process the personal data unless he can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing outweighing the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or the processing is for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling in so far as it is connected with such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

Notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object in relation to the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data concerning you for the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes as referred to in Article 89(1) for reasons connected with your particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

You may exercise your right to object at any time by contacting the controller concerned.

(9) Automated decisions on a case-by-case basis, including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to any decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that has any legal effect on you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision:

a. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible,

(b) is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the data controller is subject and contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject; or

c. with the express consent of the data subject.

The controller shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to have the data subject intervene, to present his or her views and to contest the decision.

The data subject may exercise this right at any time by contacting the person responsible.

(10) Right to complain to a supervisory authority

They shall also have the right, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their residence, place of work or place of presumed infringement, if the data subject considers that the processing of his personal data is contrary to this Regulation.

(11) Right to an effective judicial remedy

Without prejudice to any available administrative or extrajudicial remedy, including the right to appeal to a supervisory authority under Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to an effective judicial remedy if you consider that your rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of a processing of your personal data that is not in accordance with this Regulation.

Use of Google Analytics

 (1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

(2) The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

(3) You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

Alternatively, you can use an opt-out cookie to prevent your data from being collected in the future when you visit this website. To prevent Google Analytics from collecting your information across multiple devices, you must opt-out of all systems you use. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set:

Disable Google Analytics(The cookie was set successfully, if you want to reactivate Google Analytics, click on the following link:
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(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This shortens the processing of IP addresses, thus excluding the possibility of personal references. If the data collected about you is related to a person, this is excluded immediately and the personal data is deleted immediately.

(5) We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our services and make them more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

(6) Informationen des Drittanbieters: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Benutzerbedingungen:, data protection overview:, as well as the data protection declaration:

(7) This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID. You can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under "My data", "Personal data".

(8) Demographic characteristics of Google Analytics 
Our website uses the function "demographic features" of Google Analytics. It can be used to create reports that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and visitor data from third parties. It is not possible to assign the data to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time. You can do this by using the ad preferences in your Google Account or by opting out of Google Analytics collecting your information as described in (3) above.

Google Tag Manager

We also use the Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketers to manage website tags through a single interface. The tool Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool triggers other tags that may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data.

For more information, please refer to the usage guidelines for this product.

Integration of Google Maps

(1) On this website we use the services of Google Maps. This enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.

(2) By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data collected during your visit to our website will be transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and / or needs-based design of its website. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.

Social networks and external links

In addition to this website, we also maintain presences in various social media, which you can reach via the corresponding buttons on our website. If you visit such a presence, personal data may be transmitted to the provider of the social network. It is possible that in addition to the storage of the data you have specifically entered in this social medium, further information may also be processed by the provider of the social network.

In addition, the provider of the social network may process the most important data of the computer system from which you visit it - for example, your IP address, the processor type and browser version used, including plug-ins.

If you are logged in with your personal user account of the respective network while visiting such a website, this network can assign the visit to this account.

The purpose and scope of the data collection by the respective medium and the further processing of your data there as well as your rights in this regard can be found in the respective provisions of the respective responsible party, e.g. below:



We would also like to point out that our website contains further links to external external websites, whereby we have no influence on the processing of data on these external websites.

Web Analysis by Matomo (formerly PIWIK)

(1) Scope of data processing

On our website we use the open source software tool Matomo (formerly PIWIK) to analyze the surfing behavior of our users. We use this software without cookies, which means that no cookies are set. If individual pages of our website are accessed, the following data is stored:

  • 2 bytes of the IP address of the calling system of the user
  • the website accessed
  • the website from which the user accessed the called website (referrer)
  • the subpages called from the called web page
  • Time spent on a site
  • Frequency of a call of a site

The software runs exclusively on the servers of our website. These data are only stored there. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The software is set so that the IP addresses are not stored completely, but 2 bytes of the IP address are masked (e.g.: In this way, it is no longer possible to assign the shortened IP address to the calling computer.

(2) Legal basis

The legal basis for the processing of users' personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

(3) Purpose of data processing

The processing of this personal data enables us to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. By evaluating the data collected, we are able to compile information on the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to constantly improve our website and its user-friendliness. In these purposes our legitimate interest also lies in the processing of data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. By anonymizing the IP address, the interest of users in the protection of their personal data is sufficiently taken into account.

(4) Possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site by the user. Therefore, you as a user have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that all functions of the website can no longer be used to their full extent.

On our website we offer our users the possibility of an opt-out from the analysis procedure. To do this, you must follow the appropriate link. In this way, another cookie is placed on your system, which signals our system not to store the user's data. If you delete the corresponding cookie from your own system in the meantime, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
More information about the privacy settings of the Matomo software can be found under the following link: