Privacy Policy

In the following we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data that are personally identifiable to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

1. General information

Responsible according to Art. 4 para. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR | in German: DSGVO):
Spiele-Autoren-Zunft e.V. (Game Designers Association) | SAZ
represented by the Executive Board Hartmut Kommerell, Markus Hagenauer and Rita Modl and by the manager Hans-Peter Stoll.

Friedhofstr. 1
68623 Lampertheim

Phone: +49 6206 - 912 3192
E-mail: office |<at>|

Further information can be found in our legal notice.

If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. We also specify the defined criteria for the storage period.

2. Your rights

You have the following rights towards us regarding your personal data:

  • Right to information,
  • Right to correction or deletion,
  • right to limitation of processing,
  • right of opposition to the processing,
  • Right to data transferability.

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

3. Collection of personal data during a purely informational visit to our website

When using our website for information purposes only, 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 are 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)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • the amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

This data will be deleted after 30 days at the latest.

Use of cookies: 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 disk in the browser you use and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie (here by us). Cookies serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.

This website uses exclusively a transient PHP cookie, also called session cookie. In addition to the aforementioned data, such a cookie is stored on your computer when you use our website; it expires after 24 hours.

You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies, for example. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

4. Contradiction or revocation against the processing of your data

If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time. Such a revocation influences the permissibility of processing your personal data after you have given it to us.

If we base the processing of your personal data on the weighing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if processing is not necessary in particular to fulfil a contract with you, which is described by us in the description of the functions. When exercising such objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either stop or adjust data processing or point out to you our compelling reasons worthy of protection, on the basis of which we will continue processing.

Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can inform us about your advertising contradiction under the contact data mentioned above.

5. Further functions and offers of our website

In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. As a rule, you must provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data, but only within the European Economic Area. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.

Our member area

If you are a member, you can voluntarily register for our internal member area, i.e. create a member account. When you create a member account under "Registration", the data you have provided will be stored revocable. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

In the internal member area you can enter further personal data yourself if you wish. These data are also stored by us revocable. All data, including your member account, can always be changed or deleted in the internal member area.

You can voluntarily create an author profile and publish it on our website. You decide in your member account whether you want to create and/or publish such an author profile and if so, which personal data you want to make public.

You can revoke your consent to the registration as well as to the use of your entered data at any time. Please address your revocation to the SAZ office – contact details see above. Your member account will then be deleted immediately. Otherwise we will provide you with the member account for the duration of your consent, but at the latest for the duration of your membership. With the end of your membership your member account will be deleted with all data entered by you.

To prevent unauthorized access to your personal data by third parties, the member area is encrypted using RSL technology

7. Collection of personal data when sending an e-mail to us or to one of our authors

If you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide (your e-mail address, if applicable your name and telephone number as well as the content of your message and if applicable attachments) will be stored by us in order to answer your e-mail.

If you use our contact form to contact one of our authors, the data provided by you (name, e-mail address, message) will be forwarded to this author. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of your collection or we limit the processing if legal retention periods exist.

8. Google reCAPTCHA

On our website we use Google reCAPTCHA to check and avoid interactions through automated access, e.g. through so-called bots. This checks whether the data input, e.g. in a contact or registration form, is done by a human being or by an automated program. Google reCAPTCHA analyzes various characteristics in the background and without any special notice, starting when a visitor calls up our website. These include, for example, the IP address, the length of stay or the mouse movements made by the user. This data is forwarded to Google. In case of suspicious actions, access will be blocked.

This data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his web offers from abusive automated spying or registration in the protected member area or from spam. Further information on the handling of user data when using reCAPTCHA is provided by Google at

9. Our application for membership

You will find our application form on our website. If you would like to become a member, you will be required to provide the personal information we need to process your membership application. The mandatory details required for the processing are marked separately; further details are optional. We process the data you provide to process your application. For this purpose, we can pass on your payment data to our house bank. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

We are obliged by commercial and tax law to store your address, payment and application data for a period of ten years. However, after two years after termination of your membership, we will limit the processing of your data, i.e. your data will only be used to comply with legal obligations.

Changes to this policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time in compliance with the legal requirements. Last update: July 30, 2020


We constantly check and update the information on this website. In spite of our desire for the highest degree of accuracy, data may have changed over time. For this reason, we cannot guarantee that the information provided is up-to-date, correct and complete. Any liability for damages with regard to the use of this website, directly or indirectly, is excluded, unless such claims are based on malicious intent or gross negligence. The responsibility for the content on the game designers profiles each member contributes itself.

In spite of our careful examination of the content, we assume no liability for the contents of other websites. The operators of the linked websites are solely responsible for the contents of these websites; by way of precaution, we distance ourselves from the contents of other websites that might be objectionable. Please inform us immediately if you have any reason for complaints. It is assured that contents which are rightly rejected are immediately deleted. This is expressly done without the need for the intervention of a legal advisor on your part.


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