data privacy policy - Ephorea

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Privacy Policy
     
     
1. An overview of data protection
     
General  
The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your  personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is  any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed  information on the subject of data protection can be found in our  privacy policy found below.
     
Data collection on our website
     
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?  
The data collected on this website are processed by the website  operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's  required legal notice.
       
How do we collect your data?  
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
     
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when  you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as  the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the  page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our  website.
       
What do we use your data for?  
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning  of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the  site.
     
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your  stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its  collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be  corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the  address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about  the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a  complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
     
     
Analytics and third-party tools
     
When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of  your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and  analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous,  i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object  to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed  information can be found in the following privacy policy.
     
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.  
     
2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection  
The operators of this website take the protection of your  personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as  confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection  regulations and this privacy policy.
     
If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be  collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be  personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we  collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what  purpose this happens.
     
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via  email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete  protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
     
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
     
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
     
Ephorea
Bildkomposition & Fotografie e.K.
Inhaberin: Eva Tödtmann  
Alt-Praunheim 5
60488 Frankfurt  
Telephone: 069 - 15612115  
Email: info@ephorea.de
     
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone  or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing  personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
     
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data  
Many data processing operations are only possible with your  express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future  effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data  processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
     
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities   
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the  person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory  authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to  data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German  state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection  officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:  https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
     
     
SSL or TLS encryption  
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and  for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as  the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an  encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from  "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your  browser's address bar.
     
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
        
3. Data collection on our website
     
Cookies
Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your  computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website  more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files  that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
     
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They  are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in  your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it  possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
     
You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of  cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept  or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to  automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always  reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your  browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
     
Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications  or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping  cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The  website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to  ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other  cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also  stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.
     
Contact form  
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will  collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you  provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not  share this information without your permission.
     
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact  form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your  consent at any time. An informal email making this request is  sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still  be legally processed.
     
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until  you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the  purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your  request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding  mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
     
4. Social media
Share content via plugins (Facebook, Google+1, Twitter, etc.)
     
The content on our pages can be shared on other social networks  like Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. This page uses a sharing tool. This  tool establishes direct contact between the networks and users only  after users click on one of these buttons.
     
This tool does not automatically transfer user data to the  operators of these platforms. If users are logged into one or more of  the social networks, the Like, +1, and Share buttons for Facebook,  Google+1, Twitter, etc. will display an information window in which the  user can edit the text before it is sent.
     
Our users can share the content of this page on social networks  without their providers creating profiles of users' surfing behavior.
     
5. Analytics and advertising
     
Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It  is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA  94043, USA.
     
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files  that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use  of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about  your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in  the USA and stored there.
     
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f)  DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user  behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
     
IP anonymization  
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website.  Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or  other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to  transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full  IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.  Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this  website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on  website activity, and to provide other services regarding website  activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address  transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be  merged with any other data held by Google.
     
Browser plugin
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the  appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that  doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality  of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies  about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed  to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading  and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
     
     
Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics  by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to  prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site:  Disable Google Analytics.
     
For more information about how Google Analytics handles user  data, see Google's privacy policy:  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
     
Outsourced data processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the  outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict  requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google  Analytics.
       
Demographic data collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This  allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age,  gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from  interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data.  This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual  person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads  settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your  data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Refusal of data  collection".
     
Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online  advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway,  Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").
     
As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking.  When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie  is set. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores  on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used  for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain  pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the  website can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that  page.
     
Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus,  cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords advertiser.  The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create  conversion statistics for the AdWords advertisers who have opted for  conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who  clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag  page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be  used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in  tracking, you can opt-out of this by easily disabling the Google  Conversion Tracking cookie by changing your browser settings. In doing  so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
     
Conversion cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The  website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior  to optimize both its website and its advertising.
     
For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion  Tracking, see the Google Privacy Policy:  https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
     
You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of  cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept  or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to  automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always  reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your  browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
 
Google reCAPTCHA
We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our  websites. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater  Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").
     
reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our  website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an  automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the  website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts  automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the  analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how  long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by  the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to  Google.
     
The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background.  Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.
     
Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website  operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive  automated crawling and spam.
     
For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy  policy, please visit the following links:  https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and  https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.
     
     
    
        

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