Privacy Policy


The Real Dance Festival is an event held by Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover GmbH. 

The entire privacy statement of Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover GmbH, e.g. for use of the online ticket shop, can be found at this link: Privacy


Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover GmbH
Opernplatz 1
30159 Hanover
T +49 (0)511 9999 00


Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover GmbH's data protection officer can be reached by email at:

Categories of data processed

  • Details of the visitors/customers
  • Contact details of sponsors
  • Contact details/billing details of agents, artists
  • Contact details/billing details of service providers, suppliers and/or their employees

Groups of data subjects

  • Visitors/customers
  • Sponsors (and/or their representatives, employees)
  • Agencies/artists/groups
  • Service providers/suppliers and/or their employees

Purpose of the processing

The purpose of the processing of these data is to plan and carry out annually a multi-day dance festival.

Deletion of data

The personal data will be deleted after the purpose for which they were collected has been fulfilled (i.e. after the festival has ended), unless statutory retention periods preclude deletion (e.g. in the case of fiscally relevant data, which are generally subject to a 10-year retention period).


The current website does not use cookies of any kind. 
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Websites linked to

The operators of the websites linked to are exclusively responsible for the content of those websites.


When you access our website, your web browser will automatically transmit data to our web server for technical reasons. These data will then be stored and processed by the company commissioned by us to operate the website. These data (server log files) comprise:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • URL of the referring website
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • date and time of the server request
  • IP address of the terminal device used to visit our website

The IP address is a unique numerical address under which your terminal device sends or accesses data over the Internet. Neither we nor our service provider ordinarily know who is behind an IP address unless, during your use of our website, you communicate data to us that enables us to identify you. Furthermore, a user may be identified if legal steps are taken against the user (e.g. in the event of attacks against our website), and we become aware of the user's identity in the context of the investigation proceedings. Therefore, there is ordinarily no cause for concern that we could associate your IP address with you. By order of the competent authorities, we may provide information about these data in individual cases insofar as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, averting danger, fulfilling the statutory tasks of the constitution protection authorities or the military counter-intelligence services or enforcing rights to intellectual property.
The IP address is used to enable you to technically access and use our website as well as for detecting and averting attacks against our service providers or our website.
With this processing, we pursue via our service provider the legitimate interest of ensuring the proper functioning our website and averting unlawful attacks against us and the visitors to our website. The legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.
These IP data are stored separately from other data that you enter during your use of our web offering and are, as a rule, deleted after 14 days if they are no longer needed for detecting or averting an attack.

We have commissioned GmbH, Sophienstraße 187 in 76185 Karlsruhe, to operate our website as the processor. Data protection compliance is contractually stipulated and regularly monitored. GmbH operates servers exclusively located in Germany.

Usage Analysis

We use on our website the web analysis software Matomo (formerly Piwik).

The following information is stored in anonymised form:

  • browser type, browser engine, browser version
  • plugins
  • operating system
  • device type
  • screen resolution
  • location
  • starting website (e.g. Google)
  • date and time
  • dwell time on the homepage and subpages
  • anonymised IP address

The software never creates personal profiles but rather uses pseudonyms at all times. The software allows us to create usage statistics for our website in non-personalised form. Furthermore, it generates statistics that help us to better understand how our website is found so that we can improve our search engine optimisation and our advertising activities.  With this processing, we pursue the legitimate interest of improving our website as well as our advertising activities. The legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. The anonymised data are deleted after 180 days.

If you do not wish to allow us to use Matomo for your visit to our website, you can object to this here:
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On our website, the users are given the opportunity to subscribe to one or more newsletters. The system from data kulturlink ag (Berlin) is used as the newsletter system. The so-called double-opt-in procedure is used for a legally secure and data protection-compliant design. In this respect, the potential recipient first of all receives an email with a confirmation link. Only after confirmation will the address be added to the mailing list. By way of the unsubscribe link at the end of every newsletter, you can withdraw your consent to the storage of your data and to the use of your address for sending the newsletter. Further information can be found here:
The personal data transferred to the data controller when the newsletter is ordered are evident from the input mask used for this. When a data subject registers for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration, as assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP), as well as the date and time of registration. 
The collection of these data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of a data subject's email address at a later point in time and therefore serves as a legal safeguard for the controller. The personal data collected in the context of registration for the newsletter are used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for any related registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes in the technical circumstances. The personal data collected in the context of the newsletter service are not shared with third parties. 
For tracking opening and click rates, we use so-called tracking codes in the newsletter to record the opening of the newsletters and the accessing of web links. These are recorded using a pseudonymised storage system where all personal data (e.g., the email address) are replaced with an identification number (pseudonym). As a result, we do not store any personal data together with the usage data such as the opening of newsletters or accessing of web links. This also ensures that these data cannot be merged later. If you as the recipient would like to opt out of this pseudonymised tracking, you can unsubscribe from the list via the opt-out link at the end of every newsletter.
The newsletter form is integrated as iFrame without any cookie being placed.

Embedding of Vimeo media player

When the Vimeo video player is played on our website, no third-party provider analyses or advertising cookies are used unless the website visitor is logged into their Vimeo account. Further information can be found here:

Embedding of YouTube media player

We embed videos from YouTube on some pages. The cookie ensures that videos are displayed on our websites. Further information on data protection at YouTube can be found in the provider's privacy policy at:


Data from OpenStreetMaps are used for displaying the venues on a map. The map is integrated as iFrame and operated by the provider FOSSGIS e. V. (for OpenStreetMap): "We integrate the maps of the service "OpenStreetMap" (, which are offered on the basis of the Open Data Commons Open Database Licence (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF). Relating to the OSMF's privacy statement
As far as we know, OpenStreetMap uses the users' data exclusively for the purpose of displaying the map features and temporarily storing the selected settings. In particular, these data may include the users' IP addresses and location data, which will however not be collected without the users' consent (which is generally given through the settings of their mobile devices)."

Prize competitions

Participation in prize competitions of the Real Dance Festival – hereinafter referred to as Organiser – is free of charge and based exclusively on these terms of participation. By participating in the prize competition, the participating person – hereinafter referred to as Participant – agrees to the terms of participation set out herein.

Prerequisites for participation
In order to participate in newsletter prize competitions, it is necessary to subscribe free of charge to the newsletter. It is possible to register for the newsletter here at any time. In order to participate in prize competitions on social media channels, it is necessary to have corresponding accounts. Participation in prize competitions is free of charge.

Any individual who resides in Germany and is aged 16 or over is eligible to participate. Participation is not restricted to the Organiser's customers and does not depend upon the purchase of a product or service.
If a Participant is restricted in their legal capacity, the consent of their legal representative shall be required.
Not eligible to participate are any persons involved in planning and implementing the prize competition as well as employees of the Organiser and their family members. In addition, the Organiser reserves the right, at its own discretion, to exclude persons from participation if there are justified reasons for doing so, for example: (a) manipulation in connection with access to or implementation of the prize draw, (b) breach of these terms of participation, (c) unfair practice, (d) false or misleading information in connection with participation in the prize draw.

Prize competition period
It is only possible to participate in the prize competition within the participation period specified in the announcement of the respective prize competition. Entries received late shall not be taken into account.

Prize competitions are held via the newsletter or individual social media channels at irregular intervals at the Organiser's free discretion. Participation is brought about by sending an email to the address specified in the announcement of the prize competition or by responding to the corresponding contribution on the social media channels.

Prize competition procedure; determining the winners
The winners will be determined by random draw from among all participants after the participation deadline has ended. The prize draw winners will be informed of the prize in a timely manner by separate email. Participants who have not won may possibly be contacted by email for an alternative offer.

The winners determined by random draw will receive, as the prize, the product specified in the announcement of the prize competition. The prize is not transferable. It cannot be paid out in cash or exchanged. Any additional costs associated with claiming the prize will be borne by the winners. The winner is responsible for any taxes incurred on the prize.

Notification and sending of the prize
The winners will be notified by the Organiser by email in a timely manner. The sending or depositing of the prize requires that the first name, surname and, where applicable, an address be given. Without this information, it is not possible to process, send or deposit the prize. The prize will then be either sent directly by email or deposited at the box office of the Staatstheater Hannover/Braunschweig for collection. The prize will only be handed over to the winner. It must be collected in a timely manner following notification of the prize.

Duty to respond
If the winner is unwilling or unable to use or claim the prize, this must be communicated to the Organiser in a timely manner so that, if applicable, a new draw for the prize can be held.

Discontinuation of the prize competition
The Organiser reserves the right to temporarily discontinue or suspend a prize competition or alter it to a reasonable extent in the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond its sphere of influence and make it significantly more difficult or unreasonable to carry out the prize competition as originally planned. These include, in particular, attacks against the proper, technical execution of the prize competition (hacking etc.) or force majeure.

Final provisions
Recourse to courts of law is excluded. If any of these provisions is or becomes invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining terms of participation.

Data protection
In the case of newsletter prize competitions, we store the email along with the email address. In order to participate in a prize competition, it is also necessary to provide personal details such as first name and surname in addition to the email address. The legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR.
The personal data will be used exclusively for processing the prize competition and will not be shared with third parties. Regarding your participation in the prize competition, we shall delete the data provided by you upon the expiration of the limitation period for the assertion of any claims against us that may arise from participation in the prize competition.

Your rights

In connection with your personal data, you have in particular the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), the right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), the right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), the right to restriction of the processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and the right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR). For the details, please refer to the statutory provisions. 
Notwithstanding any other legal remedy under administrative law or of a judicial nature, you have under Art. 77 GDPR the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority. This right exists in particular in the Member State where you reside or work or where the alleged breach took place, if you are of the opinion that the processing of the personal data concerning you breaches the GDPR.
Furthermore, you have under Art. 21 GDPR the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you.

Contact person for data protection

If you have any questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you wish to obtain access, rectification, blocking or erasure or to withdraw consent previously given, please contact Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover GmbH's data protection officer at