Privacy Policy


This website is operated by VogelART GmbH, Lamontstraße 19, 81679 Munich, Germany (so-called ‘controller’ under data protection law).

Protection of your personal data is very important to us. We treat this subject very carefully and therefore are informing you below on how we deal with your personal data.

1. General information

To the extent we collect, manage process or make use of (“use”) your personal data, this is only done on the basis of German and European data protection law.

You may visit our website and inform yourself without having to state any personal information. During your visit to our homepage you then basically remain anonymous.

With every access to our website usage data is transmitted to the internet browser in question and stored in protocol data, so-called server logfiles. The data records stored in this way contain the following data: Date and time of retrieval, name of the page called up, IP address, referrer URL (origin URL from which you got to our website), the volume of data transmitted as well as product and version information about the browser used. We save the server logfiles for a period of seven days in order to further improve our product and make it more user friendly, to find and repair errors faster and to control server capacity.

You are giving personal information voluntarily, for instance, when you purchase artworks on our website, when you use our contact function or sign-in for our newsletter. This personal information may comprise: first name and last name, address, email address etc.. We use this personally related data in order to fulfill your purchase and to answer your enquiry.

Insofar as we utilise/employ a third party service provider for providing our services (such as payment providers, transport companies), they shall only receive the necessary data from us and are themselves obligated to protecting your personal data.

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter offered on this website, you have to provide a valid e-mail address as well as information that allows you to be identified as the owner of the e-mail address and that allows us to make sure that the true owner of the e-mail address agreed to receive the newsletter. We do not collect any further data. You may revoke your consent to the storage of your data, e-mail address as well as its use for sending you our newsletter at any time.

To the extent we use data for a purpose that requires your consent under legal regulations, we will in each case ask you for your explicit consent. Of course, you may at any time revoke consent once given, and/or object to future usage of your data.

In the framework of legal regulations we may evaluate usage profiles under a pseudonym for purposes of advertising, market research and to improve our services, but only if you have not availed yourself of your legal right to object to such use of your data.

2. Security Measures

Digital security systems ensure the encrypted transmission of your personal data. Furthermore, technical measures protect our website against damages, destruction or unauthorized access. The SSL connection (Secure Socket Layer) provides a safe transmission of your personal data, including credit and account information. The encrypted data is only deciphered when used by the payment system. This means that all credit card information (numbers, expiry dates etc) will be handled with an encrypted protocol automatically to ensure that neither VogelART GmbH, nor third parties have access to this information. This credit card information will only be used again after purchase transaction in the case of eventual refunds.

3. Use of cookies

Cookies are small files that are saved on your data medium and which store certain settings and data for swapping with our system via your browser. Most of the cookies we use were deleted again from your hard drive at the end of the browser session (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and make it possible for us to recognize your computer at your next visit (temporary cookies). This storage helps us design our website and our products offered accordingly and makes it easier for you to use them. These temporary cookies are stored on your hard drive and are automatically deleted after a specified period of time.

No personal data are stored in the cookies we use. On the basis of cookie technology we only obtain pseudonymized information, for example about which pages of our site are visited, which products are looked at, etc. This data is also not used to identify you personally but serves solely for pseudonymous evaluation of use of our presentation.

You may at any time deactivate the option to store cookies in the system settings of your browser and delete existing cookies. Every user may also look at the presentation without cookies. If you do not accept cookies this may however entail functional impairment of our presentation.

4. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” text files that are stored on your computer and which make analysis of your use of the website possible. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is as a rule transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have activated IP anonymization on this website. For that reason, your IP is abbreviated beforehand by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other treaty states of the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use that information in order to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports on website activities and to perform further services for the website operator related to use of the website and use of the internet. The IP address transmitted in connection with Google Analytics from your browser is not merged with other of Google data. You can prevent storage of the cookies with a corresponding setting of your browser software; however we draw your attention to the fact that in that case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you may prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de].

5. Information, correction, blocking/deletion of data

You have the right, upon request, to obtain without charge information on the data stored about your identity. In the cases provided for by law you additionally have the right to correct, block or delete incorrect data. In matters of data protection, please contact, while mentioning sufficient information to individualize your identity (such as name, user name, email address) mail@vogelartedition.com


Google Analytics Addendum

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If this website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated by Google within a EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can prevent data collection via Google Analytics by clicking here. An "Opt-out Cookie" shall then be applied to your website which shall prevent any future collection of your data when visiting this website.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service or at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).


reCAPTCHA

We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.
This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of Google (Google Inc.). For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.