We attach great importance to the protection of personal data. In the following we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data.
If you wish, you can access this declaration at any time via our website.
1. Area of application and data processing unit/responsible person
Alexandra Vlad Photography, Zeisigweg 1, 52134 Herzogenrath, Germany, Tel.: 0049 15165177017, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We collect, process and use your personal data exclusively in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law, which is based on the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) and supplemented by the provisions of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
2. General data transmission, logging and processing for internal system and statistical purposes
In the context of the use of our website, personal data is collected for each access. These may vary depending on the individual page visited and are used to transmit the online content and to improve the online offer.
The data collected includes: Name of the accessed website or file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, reference URL (the page that forwarded to our site), IP address and requesting provider.
It is not possible for us to assign this data to a specific person. A consolidation of this data with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to subsequently check the log data if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete evidence.
If services of third parties are integrated on our site, these data are also collected by these third parties. The integrated services of third parties are listed in this data protection declaration in a separate sub-item.
3. Categories of personal data collected, purpose of processing, recipients
When you place an order or register on our website, we collect the data you enter in the input masks, such as first and last name, e-mail address, telephone number.
This serves to improve our online services and to perform the services necessary for the fulfilment of the contract. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 f. DSGVO.
Should the data be used for purposes other than the fulfilment of the contract or the improvement of our online services, we will obtain your prior consent to such data processing. The legal basis in this case is Art. 6 Para. 1 a. DSGVO.
Cookies are text information which a visited website stores on the user’s computer via the user’s browser. The information is stored either temporarily in the main memory (so-called session cookies) or permanently on the hard disk (so-called permanent cookies).
Cookies send the cookie information back to the server when the same website is visited again, thus enabling the identification of the user. In this way, for example, user statistics can be collected or the web offer can be adapted to the respective user.
However, this data is not used to personally identify the visitor of this website and is not combined with personal data.
The data you enter on our website is stored exclusively in a cookie on your computer. With every single page request, data is transmitted to the servers of our website and, if necessary, stored in cookies.
Our website can also be used without cookies.
Users must deactivate or restrict the storage of cookies in their browser. The browser can also be set so that users receive a notification as soon as a cookie is sent.
Cookies can also be deleted from the hard drive of a PC at any time. This can be done manually by deleting the “Cookies” folder, or in many browsers using the corresponding delete function.
The use of the website or parts of our website may be restricted, less user-friendly or not possible at all if the storage of cookies is deactivated, as certain functions of our website are only available if the storage of cookies has been agreed to.
5. Contact form
When contacting us via the contact option provided on our website (contact form) or by email, the data provided, which are necessary for processing the contact and the request behind it, are stored and processed.
In particular, insofar as you enter this in the input masks, your first name and cash on delivery, e-mail address and telephone number are processed and stored for the purpose of processing the request.
The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 f. DSGVO.
Users can register on our website for our newsletter to be informed about news. Personal data is processed automatically when registering for the newsletter.
Thus the e-mail address and IP address of the user are stored. The data entered and collected during registration is used exclusively for the purpose of sending the newsletter and within the scope of the consent given by the user.
The user can revoke the consent to the storage and processing of the data at any time, even after registration for the newsletter, by clicking on a link in the newsletter or by sending a message to our contact details above. We have to log the registrations for the newsletter to be able to prove a proper registration.
For this purpose, we store the registration and confirmation time and the IP address of the user during the registration process. The legal basis for this is article 6 paragraph 1 a. DSGVO.
To make our newsletter interesting for you, we record statistically which links the users have clicked in the newsletter. By registering, you agree to this statistical recording.
7. Duration of storage, deletion of personal data
The data collected and processed by us will only be stored by us until the storage purpose has been achieved, unless we are obliged to store the data for a longer period of time due to requirements of national or European law.
After the storage purpose has been achieved, the data is deleted. Should earlier deletion be obligatory due to specifications of the national or European legislator, the deletion will take place at the time specified by the legislator.
8. Integration of third party services
Individual contents, functions and offers on our website are integrated third-party contents.
The functionality of these contents, functions and offers requires that the IP address of the user is collected and possibly stored by these third parties.
As far as possible, we only include third-party content where the user’s IP address is only collected for the purpose of displaying the content and for no other purposes.
However, we have no influence on the concrete use of the IP address by the third party providers. In the following, we inform our users about the use of the IP address by third party providers according to our knowledge.
Use of plug-ins from YouTube LLC
Our website uses so-called social plug-ins (“Plug-Ins”) of the video portal service YouTube, which is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”). The plug-ins are marked with a YouTube logo, for example in the form of a red “YouTube - rectangle”.
A data exchange with the servers of YouTube, LLC is already established when one of our websites is called up, on which a Plug-In of YouTube LLC is integrated. The connection to the servers of YouTube LLC is established before clicking on the embedded video. Among other things, information is exchanged about the page you have visited on our Internet portal.
If you have a YouTube account and you are logged in, YouTube LLC can collect statistics about your surfing behaviour on this page and assign them to your YouTube account as soon as you call up the page on which a YouTube LLC plug-in is integrated. The personal assignment can be prevented by logging out of the YouTube account on your mobile device.
Use of plug-ins from Facebook
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plug-ins”) from the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).
The plug-ins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition “Social Plug-In from Facebook” or “Facebook Social Plug-In”. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins .
When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers.
The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in to Facebook.
This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can directly assign your visit to our website to your Facebook profile.
If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking the “Like” button or making a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there.
The information is also published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.
For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the Facebook data protection information: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php .
If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
You can also completely prevent the loading of Facebook plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the “Facebook Blocker” ( https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/facebook-blocker/ or https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/facebook-blocker/chlhacbfddknadmnmjmkdobipdpjakmc ).
This website uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts.
When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers, including those in the USA.
Google therefore learns that our website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online services.
This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use a standard font.
Our website uses the analysis service Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before this happens.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet.
The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.
We would like to point out that on our website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “anonymizeIp” in order to guarantee an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, ~please click the following link~ to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data within our website in the future. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your device.
If you delete your cookies, you have to click this link again.
We are participants in the Amazon EU Partner Program, provided by Amazon EU S.à.r.l, 5, Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg.
The affiliate program enables participants to generate advertising revenue by placing advertisements and links to Amazon.co.uk. Amazon uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to an Amazon server in the USA and stored there. The cookies are used to trace the origin of the orders placed on Amazon’s websites.
By using the cookies, Amazon can recognise that you have clicked on the partner link on our website or app.
For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Amazon, as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Amazon’s data protection information: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=3312401&language=de_DE .
Our website uses so-called social plugins from the Pinterest network, which is operated by Pinterest Inc. 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest.
The plugin transmits so-called protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA.
This protocol data may include the IP address, the address of the websites visited that have Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies.
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“Plug-Ins”) from the Instagram social network, which is operated by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA (“Instagram”). The Plug-Ins are marked with an Instagram logo or the addition “Instragram Social Plug-In” or “Instagram Social Plug-In”.
An overview of the Instgram Plug-Ins and their appearance can be found here: Instagram | Official Blog When you access a page on our site that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to Instagram’s servers.
The content of the plug-in is transmitted by Instagram directly to your browser and integrated into the page.
This integration informs Instagram that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not currently logged in to Instagram.
This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to an Instagram server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can directly associate your visit to our website with your Instagram profile.
When you interact with the plug-ins, for example, by clicking the heart-shaped “Like” button or posting a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to an Instagram server and stored there.
The information will also be published on your Instagram profile and displayed to your Instagram friends.
If you do not want Instagram to associate the data collected through our web site directly with your Instagram profile, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our web site. You can also completely prevent Instagram plug-ins from loading by using add-ons for your browser, such as the “NoScript” tool ( http://noscript.net/ ).
This website uses the services of MailChimp for sending newsletters. Provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a service with which, among other things, the sending of newsletters can be organized and analyzed.
If you enter data for the purpose of receiving newsletters (e.g. e-mail address), this data is stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA.
MailChimp is certified according to the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield”.
The “Privacy-Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA, which is intended to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.
With the help of MailChimp we can analyse our newsletter campaigns. When you open an e-mail sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the e-mail (so-called web-beacon) connects to the servers of MailChimp in the USA. This way it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on.
Furthermore, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system).
This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. It is used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
If you do not want to receive any analysis by MailChimp, you have to unsubscribe the newsletter.
For this purpose we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. Furthermore you can unsubscribe the newsletter directly on the website.
The data processing is based on your consent (art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).
You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data that you provide us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of MailChimp after the cancellation of the newsletter.
Data, which was stored for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remain unaffected.
Conclusion of a Data-Processing-Agreement We have a so-called “Data-Processing-Agreement” with MailChimp, in which we commit MailChimp to protect the data of our customers and not to pass them on to third parties.
This agreement can be viewed under the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/.
Texts, layout, pictures, graphics and functionalities are protected by law.
This applies in particular to trademark rights and all other forms of intellectual property rights.
The use, duplication, modification or transmission of individual contents and/or complete pages, including in other electronic or printed publications, is not permitted without the express permission of the copyright holder.
Violations will be prosecuted under civil and criminal law.
10. Your rights
You have the following rights regarding your personal data:
You have the right at any time to information about the data stored concerning your person, their categories, origin and recipients, as well as the purpose of the collection, processing and storage and its duration. You also have the right to be informed about the existence of a right to correction, deletion or restriction of the processing of the data as well as about the existence of a right to transfer the data. You can obtain the above-mentioned information and all other information required by law at the address given in the imprint.
Correction, deletion, restriction
You also have the right to correct incorrect data and to block or delete personal data, as long as this does not conflict with any legal storage obligations. You can also have the scope of processing restricted.
Objection to processing
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. We will then no longer process the personal data unless there are compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
You have the right to receive the personal data you provide us with concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another responsible party without hindrance from us, provided that the processing is based on an agreement pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a DSGVO or Article 9 paragraph 2 letter a DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b DSGVO and the processing is carried out using automated procedures.
Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
You have the right to demand that the personal data stored by us concerning you be deleted immediately if one of the following reasons applies and if processing is not necessary:
Right of appeal to supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (such as the State Data Protection Commissioner), in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place where the alleged infringement occurred, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you is contrary to the provisions of the basic data protection regulation.
addressee for exercising your rights
If you would like to assert the above-mentioned rights against us, please send your request by stating your current address or the address on file with us and your e-mail address (if available) by letter to
11. Applicable law
**German law applies exclusively.