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Imprint

Owner: Bettina von Kameke
Address
Berlin School of Photography
Gerichtstr. 23
13347 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 89645521
Email: info@berlinschoolofphotography.com
USt-IdNr.: DE285995591

Copyright

The Berlin School of Photography, “BSP”, Website contents and videos on
the pages are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, adaptation,
distribution or any kind of exploitation outside the limits of the copyright
requires the written consent of BSP. Downloads and copies of these pages
are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on
this site is created by BSP, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In
particular, content of third parties are marked as such. Should you become
aware of copyright infringement, we would kindly ask you to inform us. Upon
notification of violations, we will remove the content immediately.

Disclaimer

The contents of these pages were created with great care. The BSP does not
take any responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality
of the information. Liability claims against the BSP, which refer to material or
immaterial nature caused by use or disuse of the information or the use of
incorrect and incomplete information are excluded, unless is it is intentional or
grossly negligent conduct. All offers are non-binding. The BSP reserves the
right to change parts of the pages or the entire offer without separate
announcement to supplement to delete or the publication temporarily or
permanently.

With direct or indirect references to other websites (“hyperlinks”) which lie
outside the responsibility of the author, liability would only come into effect I
the author has knowledge of the contents and it would be technically possible
and reasonable to prevent the use of illegal content. The author hereby
expressly declares that at the time of linking, no illegal content on the linked
pages was spotted. BSP has no influence on the current and future design,
contents or authorship of the linked / linked sites. BSP therefore expressly
distances itself from all contents of all linked / connected pages which were
changed after the linkage. This statement applies to all sets within its own
Internet links and references as well as for external entries in guest books,
discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and all other forms of
databases which can be accessed externally.

For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and especially for damages
resulting from the use or disuse of such information, only the provider of the
site referred to is liable and not the one that refers to the respective
publication.

This disclaimer is part of the website that referred to this page. If sections or
individual terms of this statement are not legal, it does not affect the
remaining parts of the document in their content and validity.

 

Privacy Policy

1. Overview of data protection

General information

The following information, gives you a simple overview of what happens to your personal data
when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.
For detailed information on data protection, please refer to the data protection declaration below.
We, Berlin School of Photography, take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We
strictly adhere to all data protection regulations.
Here you can find out what data we collect from you and how we store and use this data.

Who is responsible for data collection?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator, whose contact details
can be found in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, personal data is collected by this website when you provide it to us. This can be,
for example, personal data that is necessary for the online contract or that you enter in a contact
form.

Other personal data are automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit the website. This
is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the page was viewed).
This data is collected automatically as soon as you visit our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected in order to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data can be
used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored
personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking
or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if
you have any further questions about data protection. You also have the right to lodge a complaint
with the responsible supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is done
primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programs. Your surfing behavior is usually analyzed
anonymously; surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or
prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information on this in the privacy policy.
You can contradict this analysis. You will be informed about the possibilities of objection in the data
protection declaration.

 

2. General information and mandatory information on data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We keep
your personal data confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations
and this data protection declaration.
When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are data with which
you can identify yourself personally. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect
and what we use it for. It explains how and for what purpose this happens.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by
email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is
not possible.

 

Name and address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data
protection laws applicable in member states of the European Union and other provisions related to
data protection is:
Berlin School of Photography
Gerichtstr. 23
13347 Berlin
DEUTSCHLAND
Phone: +49 30 89645521
Email: info@berlinschoolofphotography.com
Website: www.berlinschoolofphotography.com

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw
your consent at any time. An informal e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing
carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has the right to lodge a
complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data
protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is
based. 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.

Your rights under GDPR, you have:

▪ The right to be informed of how your data will be used and protected
▪ The right to access your information and obtain a copy
▪ The right to make changes to your personal data
▪ The right to delete your data in certain circumstances, or otherwise to restrict processing
▪ The right to data portability
▪ The right to object to direct marketing and other processing
▪ Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
For more information visit the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website.
You have the right to request access to information, subject to certain restrictions.
To make a Subject Access Request for your personal data, report a breach or to request the
sharing of personal data outside of normal processes, please
email info@berlinschoolofphotography.com

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or
inquiries that you send to us as the website operator, this site uses an SSL or. TLS encryption. You
can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes
from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third
parties.

Encrypted payment transactions on this website

Payment transactions using common means of payment (Visa / Mastercard) are made exclusively
via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact
that the address section of the browser changes from ‘http //‘ to ‘https //‘ and by the lock symbol in
your browser line.
With encrypted communication, your payment data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third
parties.

Information, blocking, deletion.

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about
your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if
necessary, a right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time using the
contact details given in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal
data.

3. Data collection on our website

Registration for the online photography course or a seminar

To register, it is necessary that you provide us with the following data: title, first
name, last name, address, telephone number, e-mail address. If you choose to pay
by credit card, you will need to provide your credit card details.

We also pass on your data to PayPal when you pay by PayPal.

These data are necessary for the establishment and fulfillment of the contract; their
processing is based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b) GDPR.
We store your data for these purposes for the duration of the applicable tax
retention periods. Your data will then be deleted.

Contact form

If you contact us using the form on our website or by e-mail, we will also receive
personal data from you. We will use this data to process the request (cf. Art. 6 Para.
1 lit b GDPR) and for the Case of follow-up questions saved for a period of six
months.

We do not use this data for advertising purposes, nor do we pass it on without your
consent, unless this is necessary to fulfill the contract.

Sign up for the newsletter

You have the option of registering for our newsletter on our website. For this it is
necessary that you give us your email address. This information is necessary for
entry in the mailing list.

We need the data mentioned in order to be able to send you the newsletter. The
corresponding processing of your data is therefore necessary for the fulfillment of
the contract and is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR and also on the consent
given by you and thus on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking on the
unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.

Cookies

Some of our websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your
computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more userfriendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are placed 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 stored on your device until you delete
them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and
only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain
cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close
the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be
restricted.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to
provide certain functions you require (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the
basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in storing cookies
for the technically error-free and optimized provision of our services. If other
cookies (e.g. cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, these will be
treated separately in this data protection declaration.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called
server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
– browser type and version
– the operating system used
– Referrer URL
– Host name of the accessing computer
– time of the server request
– IP address

This data will not be merged with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the
processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
Data transfer when concluding a contract for services and digital content
We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of
contract processing, for example to the bank responsible for processing payments.
A further transmission of the data does not follow or only if you have expressly
consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties
without your express consent, e.g. for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is Art 6 Para. 1 lit b GDPR, which allows the
processing of data to fulfill a contract or contractual measures.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as they are necessary for
the establishment, content design or change of the legal relationship (inventory
data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the
processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.
We collect, process and use personal data on the use of our website (usage data)
only insofar as this is necessary to enable the user to use the service or to bill.
The customer data collected will be deleted after the order has been completed or
the business relationship has ended. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transfer when concluding a contract for services and digital content
We only transmit personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of
contract processing, for example to the credit institute commissioned to process
payments.

A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly
consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties
without your express consent, e.g. for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) b GDPR, which allows the processing
of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.

 

4. Social Media

 

Online presence in social media

We maintain an online presence within social networks in order to be able to
communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to
inform them about our services. When calling up the respective networks and
platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of their
respective operators apply.

Unless otherwise stated in our data protection declaration, we process the data of
the users if they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g.
write articles on our online presence or send us messages.

Share on social media

The content on our pages can be shared on various social networks such as
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or Pinterest. However, we do not use any
plugins on our website that are made available by social networks. These tools
automatically transmit a large amount of user data to the operators of these social
networks without being asked.

In the opinion of the data protection authorities and courts, such an automatic
transmission of user data to the operators of the social networks is illegal and can
be warned. Therefore, such data transfer does not take place on our website
without the consent of the user.

On our side, direct contact between the networks and users is only established
when the user actively clicks on one of these buttons. If the user is registered with
one of the social networks, an information window appears when the social buttons
are used, in which the user can edit the information before sending it.
As a visitor, you can surf these pages without fear of unauthorized disclosure of
your data and post content that you like on social networks without complete surfing
profiles being created by the network operators.

 

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website also uses the functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics.
The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4,
Ireland.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, which are text files that are stored on your
computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information
generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a
Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. As a
website operator, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order
to optimize both our website and our advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your
IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European
Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic
Area before it is transmitted to the USA. The full IP address is only transmitted to a
Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of
the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of
the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website
operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP
address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged
with other Google data.

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software
accordingly. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the
cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from
processing this data by downloading the browser plug-in available under the
following link and install:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection against data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the
following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your
data on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
You can find more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics in
Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?
hl=de.

Order data processing

We have concluded a contract data processing agreement with Google and fully
implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when
using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics.
This allows reports to be created that contain information on the age, gender and
interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from
Google and visitor data from third-party providers. These data cannot be assigned
to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings
in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google
Analytics as described in the point “Objection to data collection”.

Google Analytics remarketing

Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in conjunction with
the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The
provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
This function makes it possible to link the advertising target groups created with
Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords
and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-related, personalized advertising
messages that have been adapted to you depending on your previous usage and
surfing behavior on one device (e.g. mobile phone) can also be displayed on
another of your devices (e.g. tablet or PC).
If you have given your consent, Google will link your web and app browser history
to your Google account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalized
advertising messages can be displayed on every device on which you log in with
your Google account.

To support this function, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated user IDs,
which are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data in order to define and
create target groups for cross-device advertising.
You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing / targeting by deactivating
personalized advertising in your Google account. Follow this link:
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The collected data is summarized in your Google account exclusively on the basis
of your consent, which you can give to Google or revoke (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a
GDPR). In the case of data collection processes that are not merged in your
Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account or have objected
to the merging), the collection of data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit.f GDPR. The
legitimate interest arises from the fact that we, as the website operator, have an
interest in the anonymized analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes.
Further information and the data protection provisions can be found in Google’s
data protection declaration at: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

Google Tag Manager

Our website uses the Google Tag Manager. The Tag Manager allows us to manage
keywords that are integrated in HTML elements via an interface. This enables us to
understand which link you have actively clicked and can thus determine which
content on our website is particularly interesting for you.
The tool also triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. The Google Tag
Manager does not access this data.
The Google Tag Manager is used in the interest of convenient and easy use of our
website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1
lit.f GDPR.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program
from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
(“Google”).

We use so-called conversion tracking as part of Google AdWords. If you click on an
ad placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text
files that the Internet browser stores on the user’s computer. These cookies lose
their validity after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user
visits certain pages on this website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and
Google can see that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.
Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot
be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using
the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords
customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers find out the total
number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a
conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which
users can be personally identified.

If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by
deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie in your internet browser under
user settings. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
“Conversion cookies” are saved on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.
The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to
optimize both its website and its advertising.

You can find more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion
Tracking in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and
only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain
cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close
the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be
restricted.

Facebook pixel

Our website uses the visitor action pixel from Facebook, Facebook Inc. 1601 S.
California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) to measure conversion.
In this way, the behavior of the site visitors can be tracked after they have been
redirected to our website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This allows the
effectiveness of Facebook advertisements to be evaluated for statistical and market
research purposes and future advertising measures to be optimized.

The data collected is anonymous for us as the operator of this website; we cannot
draw any conclusions about the identity of the user. However, the data is stored and
processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is
possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes in
accordance with the Facebook data usage guidelines (https://www.facebook.com/
about/privacy/). This enables Facebook to place advertisements on Facebook
pages as well as outside of Facebook. As the website operator, we cannot influence
this use of the data.

You can find further information on protecting your privacy in Facebook’s data
protection information https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
You can also deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” at https://
www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do
this, you have to be logged in to Facebook.
If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate the usage-based
advertising from Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital
Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/