The product is a streaming platform on which videos can be viewed online. The platform is operated by
Managing director: Andreas Vogel
Court of competent jurisdiction: Potsdam Local Court
HRB number: HRB 22841 P
VAT ID no. DE269902608
In principle, the platform can be accessed via the internet and accessing individual pages does not require any registration. In order to use the video service, it is necessary to log in to the streaming portal via the ‘Register’ button. The user needs a valid user name and a password to do this. After successfully logging in, the entire video offering can be used free of charge and without restrictions, while taking into account the age ratings of individual films as appropriate.
The user may not hand over their password to third parties and must keep it protected from access by third parties. If there is reason to suspect that unauthorised persons have gained knowledge of the password, the user must immediately request a new password.
Using the streaming service requires that the user have an internet connection through any provider. A DSL broadband internet connection with a download speed of at least 2,000 Kbit/s and a flat rate tariff are recommended. Bandwidths below this recommendation may lead to waiting times or interruptions. Additional costs, which will be invoiced by the internet provider, may arise for the use of VoD services depending on the provider and tariff of the internet connection used, especially in the case of time or volume tariffs.
It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that their device meets the necessary system requirements for playing the videos and that the internet connection has the necessary speed. The user may not post any illegal, racist, sexist, pornographic, discriminatory, defamatory or insulting content when submitting comments. filmwerte GmbH reserves the right to review and release the content as well as delete it.
The titles made available to the user on the platform are protected by law, in particular by copyright and ancillary copyrights. Upon successful login, the user receives a private right of use, i.e. the non-exclusive, non-sublicensable right to view the acquired titles as a stream via the internet.
Commercial use of the acquired titles is prohibited. The user may not misuse the platform; in particular, they may use the accessed content exclusively for private screenings for non-commercial purposes. They may not publicly present, make publicly accessible, send, edit, reproduce, distribute, market, publicly reproduce, advertise, support such uses or otherwise use the retrieved content in any form outside the contractually agreed purpose. They may only use the retrieved content in compliance with national and international copyright law within the scope of the rights of use granted by these terms and conditions and may not reproduce the content; they may not remove or change copyright and proprietary notices for the content. The user must protect the content from any use by unauthorised persons and from other misuse. They may only present, have presented or otherwise make accessible to children or adolescents such content that is open for the respective age group.
Streamed film files may not be copied by the user. To protect against illegal copies, the streams are therefore protected using appropriate measures. Circumventing these protective measures is not permitted and doing so may lead to prosecution.
filmwerte GmbH shall not be liable for damages resulting from a breach of duty for which the user is responsible and which could have been prevented by adhering to the duties.
The user is personally and directly liable to third parties for the violation of their rights. In the case of justified claims by third parties due to such an infringement, the user is obliged to indemnify filmwerte GmbH unless they can prove that they are not responsible for the breach of duty causing the damage.
The platform is subject to the German Data Protection Act. You can find more detailed explanations on data security in our data protection regulations.
filmfriend offers movies, that got different age ratings. In every registration a verification of age of the user through the library ID is happening.
For the purpose of the authentication by the library is an encrypted channel produced that leads directly to the user databank of the library.
After authentication, the library transfers following status information to filmfriend:
Borrowing privileges, age classification. Is the verified age underneath the age rating for a movie, the user can’t play the movie.
By providing performance data or other descriptions of the platform’s services, filmwerte GmbH does not guarantee the quality of the services. This applies in particular to the quality of the films, which vary depending on the source material received by filmwerte GmbH from the licensors (e.g. due to poor scanning of an original film reel).
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply.