Privacy Policy

Privacy is a matter of trust, and your trust is important to us. We respect your private and personal information. That is why the protection and lawful collection, processing and use of your personal information is important to us. So that you can feel safe when visiting our websites, we strictly adhere to the provisions of law when processing your personal data. We would like to provide you with some information here on the way we collect and use data.

• Collection, Use and Processing of Personal Data
We only collect personal data for processing and use if you voluntarily decide to enter the data or furnish your express consent. In cases such as these, you accept the following terms of use.

The use of our website is generally possible without collection of personal data. Insofar as personal data (such as name, address or email address) are gathered, this generally happens on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data are not forwarded to third parties at any times without your expressed consent. We indicate that the transmission of data via Internet (e.g. the communication via email) can show security loopholes. A complete safeguard of the data against third party interception is not possible.

If you voluntarily provide us with personal data, we do not use, process or forward such data beyond the scope permitted by law or specified by you in your declaration of consent. The provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act are observed whenever we enlist the services of third parties to perform and manage data-processing tasks.

Moreover, we forward your data only if we are required by law, or by official or court order, to do so. Transmission on the basis of Art. 6 1 f) GDPR is permissible only to the extent required for the assertion of the legitimate interests of our company, and only insofar as this assertion does not take precedence over the interests or fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned, which call for the protection of his or her personal data.

The use by third parties of personal data published in the context of legal notice for sending advertising and information not explicitly ordered is expressly excluded. The site operator reserves the right to take legal steps in case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example spam mail.

• Your Rights
Any amendments to our 'Privacy Information' are published on this page. This way, you can always inform yourself about the data we store, how we collect it and how we use it.
Of course you have the right at all times to rescind your declaration of consent, applicable to all future use and processing of personal data.

In the event, you are kindly requested to contact us at the following address:

Michael Bachus
Qualified Graphic Designer
Pictures & Paintings
Burgweg 96
D-33378 Rheda-Wiedenbrück
Germany
VAT.ID. DE188000247
Telephone: +49 (0) 5242-908393
Email: info(at)michaelbachus.de

• Duration of Storage
Personal data communicated to us through our website are only stored until the purpose for which they were entrusted to us has been fulfilled. Where certain retention periods are mandated under commercial or taxation law, certain data may be stored for up to 10 years.

• WordPress comments
When visitors leave comments on the website, we collect the data that is displayed in the comments form along with the visitor's IP address and the user agent string (which identifies the browser) in order to help detect spam.

An anonymised character sequence (also known as a hash) can be created from your e-mail address and passed on to the Gravatar service to check whether you use it. You'll find the privacy policy of the Gravatar service here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. Once your comment has been approved, your profile picture can then be seen by anyone in context with your comment.

• WordPress cookies
If you leave a comment on our website, this may be your consent to save your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is a comfort function that means you won't have to enter all this information again if you write another comment. These cookies are saved for a year.

If you have an account and sign in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to establish whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data, and will be deleted when you close your browser.

When you sign in, we set up various cookies in order to save your registration details and display options. Login cookies expire after two days, cookies for the display options after a year. If you select “Stay signed in” when you sign in, you will stay signed in for two weeks. The login cookies will be deleted when you sign out of your account.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data, and will only refer to the contribution ID of the article you just edited. The cookie will expire after one day.

• Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook-plugins (Like button)
Our site integrates plugins of the social network facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). The plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like-button” on our site. For a full list of all Facebook plugins go to: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our site the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the facebook server. Thus, Facebook receives the information that you (your IP address) visited our website. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while logged in to your facebook account you can link content from our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. Please note that we as provider of the pages have no knowledge as to the contents of the submitted data or its use by Facebook. For further information please see Facebook’s privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to associate the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data, please log off Facebook before entering our website. (Reference source: Flegl Rechtsanwälte GmbH)

• Data privacy statement for the use of Pinterest “Pin it” buttons
Our site integrates the “Pin it” button of the social network Pinterest, run by Pinterest, Inc. – located 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Using the “Pin it” button will forward Pinterest the information that you visited our website. If logged in to your Pinterest account while using the “Pin it” button on our site, it is furthermore possible for Pinterest to link your visit to our site to your Pinterest account. By clicking the „Pin it” button your data are being transferred to Pinterest to be saved on servers in the USA. Insofar as you don´t wish this to be conducted, please log off your Pinterest account before clicking the „Pin it” button on our site. To be able to safeguard your privacy, take note of further details on data collection resp. processing and use of your data by Pinterest as well as legal and setup options within the privacy policy of Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/about/privacy (Reference source: Flegl Rechtsanwälte GmbH)