Privacy policy

Who we are

The address of our website is: The website is operated by WaLa Freundschaft e. V., represented by the association’s board member M. H. Nazeri.

What personal information we collect and why we collect it


When visitors post comments on the site, we collect the information displayed on the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and user-agent string (which identifies the browser) to help identify spam. your email address can be used to create an anonymized string (also called a hash) and submitted to the Gravatar service to verify that you are using it. You can find the Gravatar service’s privacy policy here: After your comment has been released, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.


If you are a registered user and upload photos to this site, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this site may download photos stored on this site and extract their location information.

Contact forms

This website does not use online contact forms. For contributions to the WaLa International Film Festival we offer a registration form in different languages, which can be sent back to us by email or letter. The data from this form is required for the organisation of the film festival. We will not pass them on to third parties.


When you write a comment on our website, it may be an agreement to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you write another comment, you don’t have to re-enter all that information. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal information and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and display options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select “Stay signed in” when you sign in, your sign-in will be maintained for two weeks. When you unsubscribe from your account, the login cookies are deleted, and when you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information and only points to the Contribution ID of the item you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Contributions on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, contributions etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These sites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with that embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content, if you have an account and are signed in to this site.

Analytic services

This website does not use any analytic services.

Who we share your data with

We do not pass on any data to third parties.

How long we store your data

When you write a comment, it will be stored indefinitely, including metadata. In this way, we can automatically recognize and share subsequent comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Website administrators may also view and change this information.

What rights do you have to your data?

If you have an account on this site or have written comments, you may request an export of your personal information from us, including any information you have provided to us. In addition, you can request the deletion of any personal information we have about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security reasons.

Where we send your data to

Visitor comments could be examined by an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Contact information we receive by email will be used by us for communication in connection with the film festival. We do not pass them on to third parties.

Further information

How we protect your privacy

Your data is stored on servers in Germany which are protected against access by third parties according to the state of the art.

From which third parties we receive data

We do not receive data from third parties.

Which automated decision making and/or profiling we perform with user data?

We don’t do things like that.

Industrial regulatory regulatory requirements

We are a non-profit association with volunteers.

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