Privacy Policy

To manage the cookies and similar technologies used (tracking pixels, web beacons, etc.) and related consents, we use the consent tool “Real Cookie Banner”. Details on how “Real Cookie Banner” works can be found at https://devowl.io/rcb/data-processing/.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data in this context are Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR and Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the management of the cookies and similar technologies used and the related consents.

The provision of personal data is neither contractually required nor necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the personal data. If you do not provide the personal data, we will not be able to manage your consents.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.photographingfiddler.com.

External hosting

To serve this website, we are using an external hosting service. The personal identifiable data that we are collecting on this website is saved on the servers of the hosting service. This is valid for, e.g., IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communication data, contractual data, contact data, name, the accessed websites, etc. In addition, any email communication with addresses on the domain photographingfiddler.com are stored on the hosting service.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data in this context are Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR and Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is hosting of our online presence through a professional service provier.

Our web service provider will only use personal data to fulfill the deliveries of the agreed services.

We are using the following web hosting service.

manitu GmbH
Welvertstraße 2
66606 St. Wendel
Deutschland

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Captchas

Contact form captchas

We use Captchas to reduce the number of spam sent via or contact forms. For this service we use hCaptcha, which minimizes the amount of personal data that is collected, and if needed, anonymizes this data. For details, please refer to their FAQ about GDPR, https://www.hcaptcha.com/gdpr.

Newsletter form captchas

For our newsletter subscription form, we also use the Google service reCaptcha to determine whether a human or a computer is making a specific entry in our contact or newsletter form. Google checks whether you are a human or a computer based on the following data: IP address of the device used, the website you visit with us where the Captcha is integrated, the date and duration of the visit, identification data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you’re logged into Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas, and tasks where you have to identify images. The legal basis for the described data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f General Data Protection Regulation. We have a legitimate interest in this data processing to ensure our website’s security and protect us from automated entries (attacks).

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Usage statistics

We are using the WordPress plugin Independent Analytics (https://independentwp.com/) to monitor usage and visitor statistics on our website. Indenpendent Analytics is a GDPR compliant statistics package that does not collect any personal identifiable data, nor does it transfer the data collected to any third parties, except for the web hosting service (see above). For more information, please refer to https://independentwp.com/knowledgebase/data/what-makes-it-gdpr-compliant/.

Newsletter / CleverReach

The sending of our email newsletters is done via the technical service provider CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, based in Rastede, to whom we pass on the data you provided during the newsletter registration. This data transfer is in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in using an effective, secure, and user-friendly newsletter system. The data you enter for newsletter subscription (e.g., email address) is stored on CleverReach servers in Germany or Ireland.

CleverReach uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. For evaluation, the newsletters sent via email contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are one-pixel image files stored on our website. This can determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have possibly been clicked. Conversion tracking can also analyze whether a predefined action (e.g., purchase of a product on our website) has been performed after clicking such links. Additionally, technical information is captured (e.g., time of retrieval, IP address, browser type, and operating system). The data is collected pseudonymously and is not linked to your other personal data; direct identification is excluded. This data is solely for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better tailor future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.

If you object to data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.

We have entered into a contract processing agreement with CleverReach, in which we oblige CleverReach to protect our customers’ data and not to pass it on to third parties.

For more information on CleverReach’s data analysis, you can read here: www.cleverreach.com/de/funktionen/reporting-und-tracking/ You can view CleverReach’s privacy policy here: www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz/.

PayPal

We offer the possibility to process the payment through the payment service provider PayPal (PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg). This corresponds to our legitimate interest in offering an efficient and secure payment method (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). In this context, we forward the following data to PayPal, as far as it is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR).

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

The processing of the data indicated in this section is neither legally nor contractually required. Without the transmission of your personal data, we cannot carry out a payment via PayPal. [You have the option to choose another payment method.]

PayPal conducts a credit check for various services such as direct debit payments to ensure your willingness and ability to pay. This corresponds to PayPal’s legitimate interest (according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) and serves the execution of the contract (according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR). For this purpose, your data (name, address, and date of birth, bank account details) are passed on to credit agencies. We have no influence on this process and only receive the result of whether the payment was carried out or rejected, or a review is pending.

For more information on objection and elimination options against PayPal, please visit: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Your data will be stored until the completion of the payment processing. This also includes the period required for processing refunds, claims management, and fraud prevention.