Data privacy

Dear User,

this page about your privacy will inform you about the kind, scope and purpose of collecting and processing personal data by the website owner.

On this website, we collect and process data using automatic data processing machines, taking into account the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We take your privacy very seriously and treat personal data in a confidential way and according to legal provisions. Our database is protected at all times by the appropriate technical and organisational measures to prevent its access, use and processing by unauthorised persons.

Our service provider, who provides the software used to run this online photo gallery, offers information on privacy protection on the following page.

This privacy statement deals with the following aspects:

If you have any questions on data protection, please feel free to contact us anytime. You can also access the privacy policies of our technical service provider and contact him in case of any questions. In this case, please use the following website right here.

Google OptOut-link: I do not want to be tracked by Google Analytics.

Privacy Policy

Data privacy / outline

With your agreement to this statement we are entitled to collect, process, and use your personal data for the purposes listed below. This consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future.

Legal basis

We collect and process date using automatic data processing machines in line with applicable laws, particularly the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Teleservices Act.

Responsible party in line with the GDPR

Sarah Pictrs. Further details on the operator of the website are given in the imprint.

Automatic information

If you use our website for technical reasons and due to legitimate interest (art. 6, par. 1 lit. f. GDPR)

  • the IP address of the requesting computer,
  • the client’s request,
  • the HTTP status code,
  • the date of access and time of access,
  • the website you are using to open our website,
  • the data volume transferred,
  • and information on the browser and operating system you are using,

will be saved in log files. This data will not be transferred to third parties. As long as this data is not technically required (anymore) it will merely serve statistical purposes and remain anonymous. Subsequent to statistical calculation this data will be deleted.

Range measurement & cookies

This website uses cookies for purposes of pseudonymised range measurement. These cookies are either transferred to the user’s browser by our server, or the server of third parties. Cookies are small files that are stored on your terminal device. Your browser accesses this data. The user-friendliness and security of this website is improved through the use of cookies. If you do not want the cookies to be saved on your terminal device for purposes of range measurement you may object to the use of this data - as detailed below.

Security

Our database containing your personal data is protected at all times by the appropriate technical and organisational measures to prevent its access, use and processing by unauthorised persons. For more information visit the privacy section of our service provider.

Personal data

If it is possible to enter personal or business data (such as email address, name, or address) within the internet offer, the disclosure of this data by the user expressly takes place on a voluntary basis. We use this information in order to process your orders, deliver your goods and provide services, as well as to process your payment (for necessary checks as well, where applicable). Furthermore, we use this information in order to improve our services, prevent or detect abuse, especially fraud, or to enable third parties to implement technical, logistical or other services on our account.

Should we, in order to perform services you wish to make use of, use the services of third parties which require this data in order to execute the order, we will merely transfer the necessary personal data and information for the order to the required extent. These third parties are not allowed to use your data for any other purpose. We entered into a job processing contract with our service providers. Furthermore, they are required to handle the data in accordance with this privacy policy and the German data protection laws. This particularly applies to photo productions in external laboratories.

How long will my data be stored?

We store and save your personal data as long as it is necessary in order to fulfil our contractual or lawful obligations.

As soon as this data is no longer required in order to fulfil these obligations it will be deleted within a reasonable time, unless it needs to be further processed in order to protect justified interests or in respect of storage regulations.

Access, opposition, rectification and cancellation of data

Subsequent to fulfilling the purposes of the collection and use of data, for example subsequent to completing a job, we will delete the personal data, unless you created a permanent user account on our website, used any other of our services or if this data needs to be collected for any legal matters.

We will not transfer and particularly not sell or rent any stored data to third parties unless expressly stated otherwise. The processing of this data is not performed in any third country outside of the EU.

You have the right to receive information on the data recorded by us. Furthermore, according to the General Data Protection Regulation you have the right to object to the use and/or transfer of your data for advertising purposes. Within the legal limits, you additionally have the right to rectify, block or delete this personal data. In this case, please contact in writing the address stated in the contact section of our website.

Encryption

The data on these websites is made available by https-encryption (TLS); the incorporation of encryption certificates enables a transport encryption which secures the transfer of data between browser software and website server from unauthorised access by third parties.

External contents

We assume no liability for specially marked external contents made available through links, and we assume no responsibility for their content. Any illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents, and any damage or loss resulting from the use or disuse of such information, is the responsibility of the provider of the linked site.

Using the contact form

If you use the contact form in order to contact us, your data on this form, including your stated contact details, will only be stored for the processing of your request and for any possible follow-up questions. We will not transfer this data without your consent. The data stated on the contact form is thus processed on the basis of your consent (art. 6, par. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

The data stated on the contact form will be stored by us until you ask us to delete it, withdraw your consent for storage or until the purpose of data storage lapses (for example subsequent to the completion of your request). Binding legal regulations – particularly retention periods – remain unaffected. Contact requests for existing orders will be forwarded to our service provider who takes over the processing of the order and requests for you. We entered into a job processing contract with our service provider. If you do not agree with this, please do not enter any order number into the contact form. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of data at any time.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information about your use of the website which is generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is transferred to one of Google's servers in the USA, where it is stored. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports on website activities for their operators, and to provide other services related to the use of the website and of the Internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not use your IP address in connection with other Google data. You can avoid the installation of cookies by appropriately adjusting your browser software; please be aware of the fact, that, in this case, you might not be able to use all the functions of this website. By using this website, you agree to the fact that your data collected by Google may be processed as described above and for the purpose described above.

Google LLC complies with the European data protection laws and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

The IP anonymisation applies to this website. The IP address of the user is shortened within EU states and the European Economic Area as well as in other contracting parties of the agreement. The IP address is only in individual cases transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Due to this shortening the personal connection of your IP address is cancelled. The IP address of the user, transferred from the browser, is not connected with other data stored by Google.

Furthermore, you can use a browser plugin to avoid the information (including your IP address) gathered through cookies from being sent to Google Inc. and being used by Google Inc. The following link will guide you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Payment provider, PayPal

We offer different payment options such as PayPal on this website. Provider of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., of 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. If you choose PayPal as payment method your payment details (such as your email address) will be transferred to PayPal.

The transfer of your data to PayPal is based on art. 6, par. 1 lit.a GDPR (consent) and art. 6, par. 1 lit. b GDPR (necessary for the performance of a contract). You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of data at any time.

Browser plugin

You can use the setting in your browser to prevent the storage of cookies. Please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. Furthermore, you may prevent the collection of data (including your IP address), generated by cookies and concerning your use of the website, by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google. For this purpose, you can download and install the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Use of Facebook’s social media plugins

As we are legitimately interested in analysing, optimising and operating our online offers (in line with art. 6, par. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we are using a Facebook social plugin for this website, operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The integration of this plugin can be identified by the Facebook logo, the expressions “Like”, “I like”, and “Share” in the typical Facebook colours (blue and white). Information on all Facebook plugins is available under the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

Facebook Inc. complies with the European data protection laws and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

The plugin acts as a direct connection between your browser and Facebook servers. The operator of the website has no influence on the nature and extent of data transferred to the servers of Facebook Inc. by the plugin. Information on the plugin is available under the following link: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084

The plugin informs Facebook Inc. about the fact that you visited this website as a user. It is possible that your IP address is stored in this case. If you are logged into your Facebook account while visiting this website the mentioned information will be connected to your account.

If you use any functions of the plugin - such as “liking” or sharing any post or article - the corresponding information will be transferred to Facebook as well.

In order to measure the range, our website uses the visitor promotion Pixel by Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).

If you want to prevent Facebook Inc. from connecting this data with your Facebook account you have to log out of your Facebook account before visiting this website and delete the saved cookies. Further settings on data processing for advertising purposes or the use of your data for advertising purposes can be implemented on your Facebook profile. Settings are available under the following link:

Profile settings on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen

Cookie deactivation on the US website: https://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#

Cookie deactivation on the European website: https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/

Please check Facebook’s data protection guidelines in order to find out which kind of data is collected, used and processed by Facebook for what reason and to what extent and what kind of rights and settings options you have in order to protect your privacy. Read more under the following link: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Use of Google Web Fonts

In order to enable an improved display of fonts, our website uses so called web fonts provided by Google. When opening the website, your browser might load the necessary web fonts into your browser cache in order to display text and fonts in an appealing way.

For this purpose, your browser will connect with Google servers. This way, Google is informed that you opened our website through your IP address. We use Google Web Fonts in order to display our website in a uniform and visually appealing way. This constitutes a legitimate interest in line with art. 6, par. 1 lit. f. GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts it will use a default font of your computer.

Objection to data collection

If you want prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics you can click on the following link. This will enable an opt-out cookie which will prevent the collection of your data when visiting this website in the future.

As an alternative, you can click on the following link. This will enable an opt-out cookie which will prevent the collection of your data when visiting this website in the future.

Technical service provider

In order to operate this website or this online gallery with a shop function, hosting and licencing software for photographers, we are using the offers of Pictrs GmbH of Leipzig, Brandvorwerkstr. 52-54. Pictrs has been commissioned to handle purchase orders through this website and execute them on our behalf. The data protection clauses of our service providers are available under the following link: https://www.pictrs.com/datenschutz.

Contact for privacy protection

If you have any questions concerning the collection and processing of personal data, require information, want to rectify or delete data as well as revoke previously given consent, please contact (or have the affected person contact) Pictrs, the technical service provider for the operation of this photography website, via datenschutz@pictrs.com, or postally via Pictrs GmbH, Brandvorwerkstr. 52-54, 04275 Leipzig, or contact the operator of this website through the stated contact details within the imprint.

Hamburg, 1st June 2020

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