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Privacy Information & Privacy Disclaimer 

1. Introduction

With the following information we would like to give you as a "data subject" an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and of your rights under the data protection laws. It is generally possible to use our Internet pages without entering personal data. However, if you wish to make use of special services of our state enterprise via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain your consent.


The processing of personal data, for example your name, address or e-mail address, is always carried out in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and in compliance with the state-specific data protection regulations applicable to the state-owned company "Saxon State Theatres - Dresden State Opera and Staatsschauspiel Dresden". By means of this data protection information, we would like to inform you about the scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us.


As the data controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, you are free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as telephone or mail.


2. Person of charge

Responsible in the sense of the DSGVO is:

Sächsische Staatstheater - Staatsoper Dresden and Staatsschauspiel Dresden

Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Deutschland

Representative of the responsible person: The management


3. Data Protection Officer

You can contact the data protection officer as follows:


You can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with all questions and suggestions regarding data protection.


4. Definitions

The data protection information is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Regulation Giver when the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) was issued. Our data protection information should be easy to read and understand for all interested parties ("data subjects"). To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection information: 

1. Personal Data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

2. Person concerned

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller (our state company).

3. Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations, performed with or without the aid of automated means, concerning personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

4. Processing restrictions

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

5. Profiling

Profiling is 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 job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, whereabouts or change of location of that natural person.

6. Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data is not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

7. Order processor

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

8. Recipient

The recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to whom personal data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation mandate under Union or national law shall not be considered as recipients.

9. Third party

A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.

10. Consent

Consent means any freely given, informed and unambiguous expression of the data subject's will in a specific case, in the form of a statement or other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him or her. 


5. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. a DSGVO (in conjunction with Art. 15 para. 3 TMG) serves as a legal basis for our state-owned enterprise for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.


If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations required for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. b DSGVO. The same shall apply to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services.


If our state-owned company is subject to a legal obligation which makes the processing of personal data necessary, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. c DSGVO.


In rare cases, the processing of personal data might be necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his name, age, health insurance details or other vital information would then have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. d DSGVO.


Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our state enterprise or of a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if you are a customer of our state-owned enterprise (Recital 47 Sentence 2 DSGVO).


6. Transmission of data to third parties

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

1. you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO

2. the disclosure is permitted under Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO to protect our legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,

3. in the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on the data pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, and

4. this is legally permissible and required for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO.


In order to protect your data and, if necessary, to enable us to transfer data to third countries (outside the EU/EEA), we have concluded agreements on order processing based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission.


7. Technology

7.1 SSL/TLS Encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensure the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, login data or contact requests that you send to us as the operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the "https://" in the address line of your browser instead of "http://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

We use this technology to protect your transmitted data.


7.2 Data collection when visiting the website

When using our website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data that your browser sends to our server (in so-called "server log files"). Our website collects a number of general data and information every time you or an automated system accesses a page. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The following can be recorded


1. used browser types and versions,

2. the operating system used by the accessing system,

3. the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer),

4. the sub-websites, which are accessed via an accessing system on our website,

5. the date and time of access to the website,

6. an Internet Protocol (IP) address,

7. the Internet service provider of the accessing system.


When using this general data and information we do not draw any conclusions about your person. This information is rather required to

1. to deliver the contents of our website correctly

2. to optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it,

3. to ensure the permanent operability of our IT systems and the technology of our website and

4. to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.


The data and information collected is therefore evaluated by us on the one hand statistically and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our state-owned company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.


The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 paragraph 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the above listed purposes for data collection.


8. Cookies

8.1 General information about cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your IT system (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site.


Information is stored in the cookie, which in each case is related to the specifically used terminal device. This does not mean, however, that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity.


The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted when you leave our site.


In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a certain defined period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, we will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.


On the other hand, we use cookies to record the use of our website statistically and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been on our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time.


8.2 Legal basis for the use of cookies

The data processed by cookies, which are required for the proper functioning of the website, are thus necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO.


For all other cookies, it applies that you have given your consent to this via our opt-in cookie banner in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. a DSGVO.


8.3 Revocation of consent for the use of cookies

To delete already stored cookies, go to your" settings" and tap on "Privacy". There, tap on "Delete browser data". Now you can choose to delete "Browser history", "Cache" and "Cookies" and "Saved passwords". After you have deleted your cookies for this page, you can now reload this page to adjust your settings again. You can delete your settings after each session. 


9. Contents of our website

9.1 Contact / Contact form

Personal data is collected when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. b DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your request. This is the case if it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified and provided that there are no legal obligations to retain data.


9.2 Blog comment function

We offer users the opportunity to leave individual comments on individual blog posts on a blog located on our website. A blog is a portal on a website, usually publicly accessible, where one or more people called bloggers or web-bloggers can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blog posts. The blog posts can usually be commented by third parties.


If you leave a comment in the blog published on this website, information about the time of the comment entry as well as the selected user name (pseudonym) will be saved and published in addition to your left comments. Furthermore, the IP address assigned by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is also logged. This storage of the IP address is done for security reasons and in the event that you have violated the rights of third parties or posted illegal content by entering a comment. The storage of this personal data is therefore in our own interest, so that we can exculpate ourselves in the event of a violation of the law. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves our legal defense.


10. Our activities in social networks

To enable us to communicate with you in social networks and to inform you about our services, we are represented there with our own pages. If you visit one of our social media pages, we are jointly responsible with the provider of the respective social media platform in terms of the processing procedures triggered by this, which concern personal data, in accordance with Art. 26 DSGVO.


We are not the original provider of these pages, but only use them within the scope of the possibilities offered to us by the respective providers.

Therefore, as a precaution we point out that your data may also be processed outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. A use can therefore have data protection risks for you, as the protection of your rights, e.g. to information, deletion, objection, etc., can be difficult and the processing in the social networks often takes place directly for advertising purposes or for the analysis of user behavior by the providers, without this being able to be influenced by us. If user profiles are created by the provider, cookies are often used or the user behavior is directly assigned to your own member profile of the social networks (if you are logged in here).


The described processing of personal data is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest and the legitimate interest of the respective provider, in order to be able to communicate with you in a contemporary manner or to inform you about our services. If you have to give your consent to data processing as a user with the respective provider, the legal basis refers to Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. a DSGVO in conjunction with Art. 7 DSGVO. 


As we do not have access to the data stocks of the providers, we would like to point out that you are best able to assert your rights (e.g. to information, correction, deletion, etc.) directly with the respective provider. For further information on the processing of your data in social networks and the possibility to make use of your right of objection or revocation (so-called opt-out), we have listed below with the respective provider of social networks used by us:


10.1 Facebook

(Co-)Responsible for data processing in Europe:

 Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland


Privacy Policy (Data Policy):


Opt-out and advertising settings: 


10.2 Instagram

(Co-)Responsible for data processing in Europe:

 Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland


Privacy Policy (Data Policy):


Opt-out and advertising settings:


10.3 Twitter

(Co-)Responsible for data processing in Europe:

 Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland


Privacy Policy (Data Policy):


Information about your data:


Opt-out and advertising settings:


10.4 YouTube

(Co-)Responsible for data processing in Europe:

 Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland


Privacy Policy (Data Policy):


Opt-out and advertising settings:


11. Social media plugins

11.1 Instagram Plugin

We have integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform and allows users to share photos and videos and also to distribute such data in other social networks.


Instagram services are operated by Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.


Each time you access any of the individual pages of this Internet site operated by us and on which an Instagram component (Instagram button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on your IT system is automatically prompted by the relevant Instagram component to download a representation of the relevant Instagram component. This technical process allows Instagram to know which specific page of our website you are visiting.


If you are logged into Instagram at the same time, Instagram will recognize which specific page you are visiting each time you access our website and throughout your visit to our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned to your Instagram account by Instagram. If you click on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it will be assigned to your personal Instagram user account and stored and processed by Instagram.


Instagram will receive information through the Instagram component that you have visited our website whenever you are logged in to Instagram at the same time you access our website, regardless of whether you clicked on the Instagram component or not. If you do not want this information to be sent to Instagram, you can prevent it from being sent by logging out of your Instagram account prior to accessing our website.


Further information and Instagram's applicable privacy policy can be found at


12. Plugins and other services

12.1 Google Maps

On our website we use Google Maps (API) from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Maps is a web service for the display of interactive (land) maps to visualize geographical information. By using this service, you can, for example, see our location and make it easier for you to find us.


Already when you call up those sub-pages in which the Google Maps map is integrated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to Google servers in the USA and stored there. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you will need to log out of your Google account. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as user profiles and evaluates them. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.


If you do not agree with the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of the use of Google Maps, there is also the possibility to completely deactivate the web service of Google Maps by switching off the application JavaScript in your browser. Google Maps and thus the map display on this website cannot then be used.


These processing operations will only be carried out if express consent is granted in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.


The terms of use of Google can be viewed under

The additional terms of use for Google Maps can be found under


Detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps can be found on the Google website ("Google Privacy Policy"):


12.2 Vimeo (Videos)

Our website includes plugins from the Vimeo video portal of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Vimeo servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Vimeo directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Vimeo receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page on our website, even if you do not have a Vimeo account or are not currently logged in to Vimeo. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Vimeo server in the USA and stored there.


If you are logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo can immediately assign your visit to our website to your Vimeo account. When you interact with the plug-ins (such as when you press the start button on a video), this information is also transmitted directly to a Vimeo server and stored there.


The data processing procedures described above are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO, based on Vimeo's legitimate interest in market research and the needs-based design of the service.


If you do not want Vimeo to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Vimeo account, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our website.


The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Vimeo, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, can be found in the Vimeo privacy policy:


For videos from Vimeo that are embedded on our site, the tracking tool Google Analytics is automatically integrated. This is Vimeo's own tracking, which we do not have access to and which cannot be influenced by our site. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies" for tracking purposes. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.


12.3 Mozilla Hubs

By entering the virtual world, you accept the relevant conditions of the service provider:

Mozilla Hubs website:

Privacy Policy Mozilla:

Data protection explanations specifically for Mozilla Hubs:

Please note:

Your presence via the avatar and your communication are transmitted to Mozilla and other (room) participants. This includes in particular the data of your avatar such as its position, its interactions and, if applicable, the voice data if you have switched on your microphone.​

- It is not permitted to make sound, video or image recordings of the content of the virtual rooms, to save or distribute them.​

- Violations can be punished under criminal and data protection law.​

- A recording can only be made in individual cases with the prior permission of the Staatsschauspiel Dresden. In this regard, please contact the responsible office.​

- The rules apply as in the other use of the festival website accordingly (Netiquette)

12.4 WIX
We create the website using
( Ltd., 40 Hanamal Tel Aviv St., Tel Aviv 6350671, Israel)

Using also collects personally identifiable information (email address or phone number if you provide it, IP address or your geographic location) and non-personally identifiable information (browser activity, session heat maps, and information about your computer, operating system, Browser, date of page view) collected, stored and processed by you.

You have the option to update or delete your data. You may also contact the Wix Privacy Department directly at

More information about Wix's privacy policy:

13. Your rights as a data subject

13.1 Right to confirmation

You have the right to ask us to confirm whether personal data concerning you is being processed.

13.2 Right to information Art. 15 DSGVO

You have the right to receive free information from us at any time about the personal data stored about you as well as a copy of this data in accordance with the statutory provisions.


13.3 Right to correction Art. 16 DSGVO

You have the right to request the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. You also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.


13.4 Cancellation Art. 17 DSGVO

You have the right to demand from us that the personal data concerning you be deleted immediately if one of the reasons provided by law applies and if the processing or storage is not necessary.


13.5 Restriction of processing Art. 18 DSGVO

You have the right to demand that we restrict processing if one of the legal requirements is met.


13.6 Data transferability Art. 20 DSGVO

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to have this data communicated to another person in charge, without hindrance from us, to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to art. 6 paragraph 1 letter a DSGVO or art. 9 par. 2 letter a DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to art. 6 par. 1 letter b DSGVO, and provided that the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to us.


Furthermore, when exercising your right to data transfer in accordance with Art. 20 paragraph 1 DSGVO, you have the right to obtain that personal data be transferred directly from one person responsible to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.


13.7 Opposition Art. 21 DSGVO

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you that is carried out on the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1, letter e (data processing in the public interest) or f (data processing based on a balancing of interests) of the DPA.


This also applies to profiling based on these provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DSGVO.


If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.


In individual cases we process personal data for the purpose of direct marketing. You may at any time object to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object to us processing your personal data for the purposes of direct marketing, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.


In addition, you have the right to object, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out by us for the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89, paragraph 1, DSGVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.


You are free to exercise your right to object in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving the use of technical specifications. 


13.8 Revocation of a data protection consent

You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future.


13.9 Complaint to a supervisory authority

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection about our processing of personal data.


14. Routine storage, deletion and blocking of personal data

We process and store your personal data only for the period of time required to achieve the purpose of storage or if this is provided for by the legal provisions to which our state-owned company is subject.


If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a prescribed storage period expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the legal provisions.

15. Duration of storage of personal data

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After this period has expired, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of a contract.

As a public body of the Free State of Saxony, we are obliged to offer all documents to the Saxon State Archives and have them evaluated. Only after a negative evaluation of the archival worthiness is the deletion of personal data possible. On the other hand, documents that have been evaluated by the Saxon State Archives as worthy of archiving cannot be deleted. We refer to §7 Saxon Data Protection Implementation Act as well as §5 and §6 Saxon Archive Act. 


16. Topicality and modification of the data protection information

This data protection information is currently valid and is dated September 2020.


It may become necessary to change this data protection information as a result of the further development of our websites and offers or due to changes in legal or official regulations. You can access and print out the current data protection information at any time on the website at "".


This data protection information was created with the support of the data protection software: audatis MANAGER.

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