The protection and security as well as the lawful collection of personal data has a high priority at www.stock-photos-royalty-free.com (below called “StockPhotos-RF”, “we”). Therefore, the rule of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is strictly adhered to. Below you will find information about what type of data is collected and for what purpose it is collected.
Responsible party under the Data Protection Act: Jamshid Ravanyar, Hofenbornstr. 6, 52080 Aachen, Germany
1 Visiting www.stock-photos-royalty-free.com
When you visit the website, the server (from the hosting company: Strato AG, 10587 Berlin) temporarily saves every access in a log file. We temporarily store the following data: IP-address, website from which the file was retrieved, name of the file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred and the success of the access (web log). These access data will be used exclusively in non-personalized form for the ongoing improvement of our site and for statistical purposes. However, we only store your IP address for the duration of your visit (known as a session ID); your personal data is not analyzed.
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing personal data, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. d GDPR applies as the legal basis.
In processing personal data necessary for performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR applies as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR applies as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. d GDPR applies as the legal basis.
If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR applies as the legal basis for processing.
2 Collection, processing and use of personal data
When registering in our online shop, we collect the following data from you: your email address, your full name, your company name, your address and other contact details. This data will only be stored for internal purposes. Personal data will not be sold to third parties.
This data is collected for the purpose of gaining knowledge of the identity of our contractual partner. Logged-in users can also be provided with personalized services such as administration and storage of their own lightboxes or a shopping basket as well as image upload and image management. This data is stored temporarily in addition to the personal data.
If you contact us via the contact form or by email, we will store the information you provide in order to answer your inquiry and ask possible follow-up questions.
Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply.
3 Data transfer for billing purposes
When placing an order, we collect and use your personal data only insofar as this is necessary to fulfil and process your order and to process your enquiries. We also need information about your transactions for billing purposes. Further information, such as bank details or credit card number, will be collected if you wish to pay with the respective payment method or receive remuneration from the sale of photos. Your personal information will only be disclosed to third parties or otherwise transferred if this is required for the purpose of the contract or billing. In the course of processing your order, payment service providers such as PayPal will receive the necessary data to process the transaction. The data may only be used by our service providers to fulfill orders.
4 Use of PayPal
Your personal data provided to us will be secured by taking all technical and organizational security measures so that they are inaccessible to unauthorized access by third parties. To ensure the security of your data during transmission, we encrypt your personal data using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption.
On some of our web pages, we use what are called “session cookies” to facilitate your use of our website. These are small text files stored on your hard drive only for the duration of your visit to our website and deleted depending on the setting of the browser program when you exit the browser. They allow our servers to recognize you, but do not allow any personal identification of you as an individual. In this way your search result and your Lightbox can be assigned to you and saved.
Cookies help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our website and enable the website to be displayed correctly. These cookies do not retrieve data stored on your hard drive through your information and do not interfere with your PC or files.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically. You can deactivate the storing of cookies or set your browser so it notifies you that cookies are sent. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using all the features of our website.
7 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that permit analysis of your use of the website. 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. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be stored by Google in shortened form within member states of the European Union or in other countries that are contracting parties to the Agreement in the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the complete IP address may be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated 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. You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we wish to point out that by doing so, you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website.
If you do not want an evaluation of your usage behavior via Google Analytics, you can object to this by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
8 Use of social media plug-ins
We will update this policy from time to time to protect your personal information. You should read this policy every now and then to stay up to date on how we protect your data and continuously improve our website’s content. If we make material changes to the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal data, we will advise you via a clear and prominent notification on the web site. By using this site, you agree to the terms of this policy for the protection of your personal data.
10 Right to information, correction, blocking, deletion and revocation
You can obtain information about the personal data stored by you at any time (Art. 15 GDPR). You have the right to correct, delete or block incorrect data (Art. 16/17 GDPR). You may restrict or revoke your consent to the collection, processing or use of your personal data at any time with future effect (Art. 21 GDPR). In this case, the affected personal data stored by us will be deleted immediately, provided and as soon as this is not necessary for business transactions and there are no legal archiving obligations to the contrary. Data that may not be deleted due to legal regulations will be blocked until the archiving obligation expires and then deleted.
In addition, you have a right to data transmission (Art. 20 GDPR).
In addition to the rights listed here, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you reside, work or where the infringement is suspected, if you believe that the processing of personal data that concerns you is in contravention of GDPR.
Please send your questions regarding data protection or requests for correction, deletion or blocking to firstname.lastname@example.org.