Privacy policy for Vimeo

With the following information, we would like to inform you about the data protection aspects of our presence on Vimeo at (hereinafter referred to as “Vimeo channel”). The Vimeo channel is operated and managed by the Department of State Marketing of the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg.

Below you will find information on the purposes of using the Vimeo channel, alternative information and communication offers, the relevant legal basis, the type, scope and purposes of data processing by the State Ministry or Vimeo, as well as your rights as a data subject and other sources of information.

Data controller and data protection officer

The Vimeo channel is operated by the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg:

Department of State Marketing
Richard-Wagner-Straße 15
70184 Stuttgart

Fax: +49 (0)711 2153 425

You can reach our data protection officer at the State Ministry at:

State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg
Data Protection Officer
Richard-Wagner-Straße 15
70184 Stuttgart


Purposes of using the Vimeo channel

The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg uses the Vimeo account in order to be able to provide you with this online service for the performance of our duties in the public interest (public relations work for the umbrella brand campaign of the State of Baden-Württemberg).

Alternative information and communication services

The Vimeo channel is merely an additional offer for social media users. The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg offers members of the public and other interested parties alternative information and communication options that can be used without drawbacks instead of the Vimeo channel:

  • The service portal Service-BW offers an online residents’ service as well as information and assistance in contact with the authorities.

The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg points out that the Vimeo channel is solely for information and communication purposes, but that no residents’ service or other administrative tasks can be provided through it.

Processing of visitors’ personal data by the State Ministry

The data you enter on our Vimeo channel, in particular your user name and the content published under your account, may be processed by us to the extent that we respond to your posts.

The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg processes visitors’ personal data only to the extent necessary to process an enquiry or comment.

Processing of visitors’ personal data by Vimeo

The video platform Vimeo is a company incorporated under the laws of the US state of Delaware. For the video function offered here, the State Ministry uses the technical platform and services of Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA, e-mail:

We would like to point out that you are using Vimeo and its functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of interactive functions (e.g. liking, commenting).

Information on which data is processed by Vimeo and for which purposes can be found in Vimeo’s privacy policy.

The State Ministry has no influence on the type and scope of the data processed by Vimeo, the type of processing and use or the transfer of this data to third parties. Nor does it have any effective means of monitoring in this respect.

On the one hand, Vimeo processes your voluntarily entered data such as name and user name, e-mail address or telephone number when you upload or synchronise it.

On the other hand, Vimeo also evaluates the content you share to determine what topics you are interested in and to place advertisements on third-party sites.

Vimeo may use analysis tools for evaluation purposes. The State Ministry has no influence on the use of such tools by Vimeo, Inc. and has not been informed about such potential use. If tools of this kind are used by Vimeo, Inc. for the account of the State Ministry, the State Ministry has neither commissioned nor approved this nor otherwise supported it in any way. Nor is the data obtained from the analysis made available to it. Only certain non-personal information about post activity, such as the number of profile or media clicks, and viewing time through a particular video, can be viewed by the State Ministry through its account. Moreover, the State Ministry has no way of preventing or stopping the use of such tools on its Vimeo account.

Finally, Vimeo also receives information when you view content, for example, even if you have not created an account. This so-called “log data” includes your IP address, technical information about your device (e.g. browser type, operating system, basic device information), the website you visited or search query you entered before reaching the Vimeo website, and your activities. These can be tracked using cookies and similar technologies. For more information on the use of cookies on Vimeo, please see the cookie policy.

You have the option of managing cookies in your browser according to your wishes. For example, if you do not want Vimeo to set cookies and thus collect information about you, you can delete or deactivate cookies in your browser settings at any time. Please note that after deactivating/deleting cookies, various functions may no longer be available to the full extent.

The data remains stored by Vimeo until the company no longer has a business reason for storing the data. Then the data is deleted or anonymised.

You have options of restricting the processing of your data in the general settings of your Vimeo account. For more information on privacy options, please see this item in Vimeo’s privacy policy. In addition, for mobile devices (smartphones, tablet computers), you can restrict Vimeo’s access to photos, location data and so on in the settings options there. However, this depends on the operating system used.

Sharing your personal data with third parties | transfer to third countries

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties by us – unless expressly explained above.

Vimeo is based in the USA. However, the services are offered worldwide. In doing so, the company uses computer systems, databases and servers in the USA and also in other countries. Your data may therefore also be transferred to the USA and processed there. In this respect, Vimeo relies on legitimate business interests and standard data protection clauses. Further information on this can be found in Vimeo’s privacy policy.

Your rights

a) Right of objection

You may object to the processing of your personal data insofar as it is based on Article 6(1) sentence 1 f) GDPR (“legitimate interests”) (Article 21 GDPR). Your personal data will no longer be processed unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal rights/claims. To exercise the right of objection, it is sufficient to send a short message to the above contact details.

b) Rights of data subjects

In addition, you may – if the applicable legal requirements are met and subject to any restrictions pursuant to sections 9, 10 of the Data Protection Act of the State of Baden-Württemberg (LDSG BW) – make use of the following rights, which you can exercise by contacting us at any time using the aforementioned data:

  • Right of access pursuant to Article 15 GDPR: You have the right to obtain information about your personal data processed by us (the processing purposes, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected from you by us, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and the intended effects of such processing concerning you, as well as your right to be informed about the guarantees existing pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR if your data is transferred to third countries) and to a copy of the data;

  • Right of rectification pursuant to Article 16 GDPR: You have the right to have any incorrect data relating to you corrected without delay and/or to have any incomplete data stored by us completed;

  • Right to erasure pursuant to Article 17 GDPR: You have the right to demand the erasure of your personal data if the requirements of Article 17(1) GDPR are met. However, this right shall particularly not exist if processing is necessary for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for fulfilling a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for asserting, exercising or defending legal rights/claims;

  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 GDPR: You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the accuracy of your data that you dispute is being verified, if you refuse the erasure of your data due to unlawful data processing and instead request the restriction of the processing of your data, if you require your data for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal rights/claims after we no longer need this data after the purpose has been achieved or if you have lodged an objection on the grounds of your particular situation as long as it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate grounds outweigh your interests;

  • Right to be informed pursuant to Article 19 GDPR: If you have exercised your right of any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the controller is required to communicate any rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of personal data to each recipient to whom the personal data has been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to obtain information about those recipients.

  • Right to data transferability pursuant to Article 20 GDPR: You have the right to receive the personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to require its transmission to another controller as long as this is technically feasible;

c) Right to lodge a complaint

If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement, in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. The supervisory authority with jurisdiction over us is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Baden-Württemberg, Lautenschlagerstraße 20, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany.

Last revised: June 2022