Privacy Policy

With this data protection declaration, we would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter also referred to as “data”). Personal data are all data that have a personal reference to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail address or your user behavior. The data protection declaration applies to all data processing operations carried out by us, both within the scope of our core activities and for the online media provided by us.

 

Who is responsible for data processing

Responsible for data processing is:

Alexander Voss
Sanderstr. 24
12047 Berlin
Germany
+49(0)160-94679834
contact@voss-photography.com
https://voss-photography.com/#anker-impressum

 

Processing of your data within the scope of the core activities of our company

If you are our customer or business partner or are interested in our services, the type, scope and purpose of the processing of your data depends on the contractual or pre-contractual relationship existing between us. In this sense, the data processed by us includes all those data that are or were provided by you for the purpose of making use of the contractual or pre-contractual services and that are required to process your inquiry or the contract concluded between us. Unless otherwise stated in the further notes to this data protection declaration, the processing of your data and its transfer to third parties is limited to those data that are necessary and expedient to answer your inquiries and/or to fulfill the contract concluded between you and us, to protect our rights and to fulfill legal obligations. We will inform you which data is required for this before or in the course of data collection. Insofar as we use third-party providers to provide our services, the data protection notices of the respective third-party providers apply.

Data concerned:

  • Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses)
  • Payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices)
  • Contact data (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number, postal address)
  • Contract data (e.g. subject matter of contract, duration of contract)

Affected persons: Interested parties, business and contractual partners

Purpose of processing: processing of contractual services, communication as well as answering contact inquiries, office and organizational procedures

Legal basis: contract performance and pre-contractual inquiries, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, legal obligation, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR, legitimate interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR

 

Your rights under the GDPR

According to the GDPR, you are entitled to the rights listed below, which you can exercise at any time by contacting the controller named in section 1 of this privacy statement:

  • Right to information: you have the right to request information from us about whether and what data we process from you.
  • Right to rectification: you have the right to request the rectification of incorrect or completion of incomplete data.
  • Right to erasure: You have the right to request the erasure of your data.
  • Right to restriction: in certain cases, you have the right to request that we only process your data in a restricted manner.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to request that we transfer your data to you or another responsible party in a structured, common and machine-readable format.
  • Right to complain: You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority of your usual place of residence, your workplace or our company headquarters is responsible.

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to revoke your consent to data processing at any time.

Right of objection

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your data, which we base on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If you make use of your right to object, we ask you to explain the reasons. We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can prove to you that compelling reasons worthy of protection for the data processing outweigh your interests and rights.

Irrespective of the above, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis.

Please address your objection to the contact address of the data controller indicated above.

When do we delete your data?

We delete your data when we no longer need it or when you instruct us to do so. This means that – unless otherwise stated in the individual data protection notices of this data protection declaration – we delete your data,

  • when the purpose of the data processing has ceased to exist and therefore the respective legal basis stated in the individual data protection notices no longer exists, e.g.
    • after termination of the contractual or membership relationship existing between us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) or
    • after our legitimate interest in the further processing or storage of your data ceases to exist (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR),
  • if you exercise your right of withdrawal and no other legal basis for processing within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. b-f GDPR applies,
  • if you exercise your right to object and there are no compelling legitimate grounds for deletion.

If, however, we still need to retain (certain parts of) your data for other purposes, for example because tax retention periods (generally 6 years for business correspondence or 10 years for accounting records) or the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims arising from contractual relationships (up to four years) make this necessary, or if the data is needed to protect the rights of another natural person or legal entity, we will delete (that part of) your data only after these periods have expired. However, until the expiration of these periods, we limit the processing of this data to these purposes (fulfillment of retention obligations).

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files consisting of a series of numbers and letters that are placed and stored on the terminal device you are using. Cookies are primarily used to exchange information between the terminal device you are using and our website. This includes, among other things, the language settings on a website, the login status or where a video was watched.

Two types of cookies are used when you visit our websites:

  • Temporary cookies (session cookies): these store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the joint session. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
  • Permanent cookies: Permanent cookies remain stored even after you close your browser. This allows our website to recognize your computer again when you return to our website. For example, information on language settings or log-in information is stored in these cookies. In addition, these cookies can be used to document and store your surfing behavior. This data can be used for statistical, marketing and personalization purposes.

In addition to the above classification, cookies can also be differentiated with regard to their purpose:

  • Necessary cookies: these are cookies that are absolutely necessary for the operation of our website, to store logins or shopping carts for the duration of your session, or cookies that are set for security reasons.
  • Statistics, marketing and personalization cookies: these are cookies that are used for analysis purposes or reach measurement. In particular, information on search terms entered or the frequency of page views may be stored via such “tracking” cookies. In addition, the surfing behavior of an individual user (e.g. viewing of certain content, use of functions, etc.) can also be stored in a user profile. Such profiles are used to display content to users that matches their potential interests. Insofar as we use services through which cookies are stored on your terminal device for statistical, marketing and personalization purposes, we will inform you about this separately in the following sections of our data protection declaration or in the context of obtaining your consent.

Data concerned:

  • Usage data (e.g. access times, web pages clicked on)
  • Communication data (e.g. information about the device used, IP address).

Data subjects: Users of our online offers

Processing purpose: Playing out our internet pages, ensuring the operation of our internet pages, improving our internet offer, communication and marketig.

Legal basis:
Legitimate interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Unless we obtain consent from you to set the cookies, we base the processing of your data on our legitimate interest in improving the quality and user-friendliness of our internet presence, in particular the content and functions. You have via the security settings of your browser to object to the use of cookies set by us in the context of our legitimate interest. There you have the option of specifying whether you do not accept cookies from the outset or only on request, or whether you specify that cookies are deleted each time you close your browser. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

Web hosting

In order to maintain our Internet pages, we make use of a provider on whose server our Internet pages are stored and made available for retrieval on the Internet (hosting). In this context, the provider may process all the data transmitted via the browser you use that is generated when you use our Internet pages. This includes, in particular, your IP address, which the provider needs to deliver our online offer to the browser you use, as well as all entries you make on our website. In addition, the provider used by us may record

  • the date and time of access to our website
  • time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • access status (HTTP status)
  • the amount of data transferred
  • the Internet service provider of the accessing system
  • the type of browser you are using and its version
  • the operating system you are using
  • the website from which you may have accessed our website
  • the pages or sub-pages that you visit on our website.

The aforementioned data is stored as log files on the servers of our provider. This is necessary to ensure the stability and security of the operation of our website.

 

E-mail dispatch: In addition to hosting our website, we have also commissioned our provider to send, receive and store our e-mails. For this purpose, our provider processes the e-mail addresses of the recipients and senders as well as other data generated during e-mail communication (metacommunication data such as time, IP address, etc.) and the content of the respective e-mails. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that e-mails are generally sent unencrypted. We therefore assume no responsibility for the transmission path of the e-mails between the sender and receipt on our server.

 

Data concerned:

  • Content data (e.g. posts, photos, videos)
  • Usage data (e.g. access times, web pages clicked on)
  • Communication data (for example, information about the device used, IP address).

Data subjects: Users of our Internet presence

Purpose of processing: Playing out our Internet pages, ensuring the operation of our Internet pages

Legal basis: Legitimate interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR

 

Web hoster commissioned by us:

velogrid GmbH

Service provider: velogrid GmbH, Franzstr. 51, 52064 Aachen, Germany
Website: https://www.velogrid.com/
Privacy policy: https://www.velogrid.com/datenschutz

Contacting

Insofar as you contact us via e-mail, social media, telephone, fax, mail, our contact form or otherwise and in doing so provide us with personal data such as your name, telephone number or e-mail address, or provide further information about yourself or your request, we will process this data to respond to your inquiry within the scope of the pre-contractual or contractual relationship existing between us.

 

Data concerned:

  • Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses)
  • Contact data (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number, postal address)
  • Content data (texts, photos, videos)
  • Contract data (e.g., subject matter of the contract, duration of the contract).

Affected persons: Interested parties, customers, business and contractual partners

Purpose of processing: communication as well as answering contact requests, office and organization procedures

Legal basis: contract performance and pre-contractual inquiries, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, legitimate interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Affiliate programs and affiliate links

We use affiliate links and/or other types of affiliate references on our website, for example in the form of search masks, widgets or discount codes. These links and references lead you to offers and services of third-party providers. If you click on one of these links or use one of these offers, we will receive a commission or other benefit from the respective third-party provider.

In order for us to receive our commission, the relevant third-party providers must be informed that you have used an affiliate link on our website. To do this, the affiliate links used must be tracked and attributed to the respective business transactions or other actions taken, such as purchases. This process is necessary in order to settle our commission with the third-party provider. The data we collect as part of this process is stored until final settlement.

In order to ensure an association between the affiliate link, the business transaction and you as the user, certain details may be added to the affiliate links we use. This information can be stored in the link itself or in a cookie. This information may include the source Internet page (referrer), the online identification code of our Internet presence, an online identification code of the respective offer, the type of affiliate link used, the type of offer, an online identification code of the respective user and the time of use of the link.

Data concerned:

  • Usage data (e.g. previously visited websites, usage times, interest in content),
  • Business transaction data (e.g. term, customer category, subject of contract),
  • Communication and metadata (e.g. IP address, information about the device or computer system).

Purpose of processing: recording which affiliate links, embedded on our website, have been used by our visitors.

Legal basis: consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, contract performance and pre-contractual requests, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, legitimate interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Revocation options: It is possible to deactivate interest-based advertising by setting this under the following link http://www.aboutads.info/choices. Furthermore, you can prevent the storage of cookies by setting this in your browser. Cookies that have already been set can be deleted by you at any time.

 

We use the following affiliate service providers:

Amazon Affiliate Program

Service provider: Amazon Europe Core S.à.r.l., the Amazon EU S.á.r.l., and the Amazon Media EU S.á.r.l., 38, avenue John. F. Kennedy, L-1855, Luxembourg and Amazon Instant Video Germany GmbH, Domagkstr. 28, 80807 Munich, Germany.
Website: https://partnernet.amazon.de/
Privacy policy: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909010

Content services

We use certain services in order to be able to play out certain content or graphics (videos, images, music, fonts, maps) via our Internet presence. In doing so, the services we use process the IP address assigned to you at the time of your visit to our Internet pages, as this is the only way the respective content can be displayed in the browser you are using. In addition, the providers of these services may place further cookies on your terminal device, which are used to collect information about your usage behavior, your interests, the device and browser you are using, as well as the time and duration of your session. The providers regularly use this data for analysis, statistical and marketing purposes. In addition, this information may also be combined with information from other sources. This applies in particular if you yourself maintain an account with the service provider and are logged in there at the time of the session.

We would like to point out that, depending on the country of domicile of the service provider named below, the data named in more detail below may be transferred to and processed on servers outside the area of the European Union. In this case, there is a risk that the level of data protection prescribed by the GDPR will not be complied with and that the enforcement of your rights will not be possible or will be difficult.

Data concerned:

  • Usage data (e.g. access times, web pages clicked on).
  • Communication data (e.g. information about the device used, IP address).

Data subjects: Users of our Internet presence

Purpose of processing: displaying our Internet pages, offering content, ensuring the operation of our Internet pages

Legal basis: consent via cookie consent banner, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, legitimate interests, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

We use the following content services:

Google Web Fonts

Google Web Fonts enables us to integrate fonts (web fonts) into the design of our website and to display them correctly when our web pages are displayed in your browser. The integration of these web fonts is done by a server call at Google. From there, the fonts are compressed and passed on to your browser, where they are unpacked. This server is usually located in the USA. If you visit one of our pages on which we embed Google Fonts, it is transmitted to Google which of our Internet pages you have visited.

Service provider: Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Headquarters in the EU: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
Website: https://fonts.google.com/
Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

 

Vimeo

We use Vimeo components on this website to embed videos on our website so that they can be played via your internet browser when you visit our website. This process requires that Vimeo processes the IP address assigned to you, as without this the content could not be sent to the browser. Vimeo recognizes when you visit one of our pages on which we have embedded a Vimeo video, provided you are logged in to Vimeo. This information is transmitted to Vimeo even if you do not click on the Vimeo video. Vimeo collects this information and associates it with your Vimeo account.

Service Provider: Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011, USA.
Website: https://vimeo.com/
Privacy policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy

Security measures

We also take state-of-the-art technical and organizational security measures to comply with the provisions of data protection laws and to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized third-party access.

Actuality and change of this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status of January 2021. Due to changes in legal or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to adapt this privacy policy.

This data protection declaration was created with the help of the data protection generator of SOS Recht. SOS Recht is a service of Mueller.legal Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft, based in Berlin.