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Data Privacy


The quality requirements of aboutpixel.de, Andreas Dittberner / aboutpixel.de, Proprietor Andreas Dittberner, Warschauer Str. 59a, 10243 Berlin (hereinafter: aboutpixel) include the responsible use of the data you are entrusting us with and in particular protecting this data from any unauthorized access.

Data privacy and data security are particularly important to us. Acts according to the German statutory provisions, in particular the Data Privacy Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz; BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz; TMG).

On the websites aboutpixel.de, aboutpixel.com, aboutpixel.org, aboutpixel.net, aboutpixel.at, aboutpixel.eu, aboutpixel.info, aboutpixel provides an online portal for the provision and download of image files. The area of application of this data privacy statement shall only include the use of these websites offered by aboutpixel (hereinafter: aboutpixel websites). The aboutpixel websites also contain references (links) to other websites created by other service provides, which shall not be subject to this data privacy statement. Please look up information on the treatment and protection of your data on the linked webpages separately.

In this data privacy statement you will learn what information we collect in the scope of your visit of the aboutpixel websites and use of the respective services, and how this information is used by us. In particular, you will receive information on type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of your personal information.


1. Personal Information

The term of personal information includes any individual personal and factual information on a determined or determinable natural person. This includes information that can be used to determine your identity, such as your name, address, email address and IP address. Information that cannot be used to determine your identity, e.g. on the browser you are using, is, in contrast, not considered personal information.


2. Visiting the aboutpixel Websites / without Registration

You may view the aboutpixel websites and their contents without registering as a member. When you visit the aboutpixel websites, our server will, as a standard, automatically create the respective server log files for information on:

  • Browser type / version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the site visited before)
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Time of server request


This information, except for the IP address of the accessing computer, is no personal information. The data is saved for security reasons. Any further use of the information in the server log files and in particular that of the IP addresses, e.g. for improving / adapting the offers on our websites, shall only be performed in anonymized form.

Please also observe the notes in number 8 regarding the use of cookies.


3. Use of the aboutpixel Websites as a Member / Registration

To be able to use the services in the members-only area, you must register as a member at the aboutpixel website. For your registration, we will require the following information, which is entered by you into the respective boxes while registering:

  • A user name and password you yourself create for your member account
  • Your first name
  • Your last name
  • Your email address


Furthermore, you may, according to provisions no. 4 and 5, voluntarily add further personal information such as your birth date, address, profession.



4. Charging the Credit Account / Payments

If, as a member, you want to pay for charging your credit account, we will also require additional information on your address (street, number, ZIP code, place of residence, country), which you will enter into the respective boxes during the charging procedure.

If, as a member, you want to receive payment from your credit account, we will also require additional information on the desired amount to be paid out, your status as a private person or company, whether you have a VAT ID or not, and the ID itself. If the payment is to be charged to an account, we will also require your bank information.

This information is only collected for charging and payments and will not connected to your member profile information; it is also not made accessible to any third parties through your member profile.


5. Email Notification

Where you have given your consent to receiving the aboutpixel newsletter, we will use the email address you stated in the scope of your registration. By consenting, you agree that we use your email address in this way. If you do not wish that we send you the aboutpixel newsletter and thus use your email address in this way anymore, you may terminate the respective notification service in your personal settings at any time.


6. Notification of Violation of Rights

If you want to inform aboutpixel of any violations of rights, information on the respective violation must include your address, email address, possibly user name and your phone number.


7. Using Personal Information

Aboutpixel collects, stores and uses your personal information where this is required for contractual performance of the services and permitted by statutory provisions or stipulated by law. In particular, this shall include the rendering of services pursuant to the usage and licensing conditions and processing of payment receipts in the scope of charging and payout. Aboutpixel shall treat your personal information confidentially and according to the provisions of applicable data privacy law.

Apart from this, aboutpixel shall only use your personal information with your express consent. Consent given can be revoked at any time. For this, contact the address named under number 12.


8. Passing on Personal Information to Third Parties

The personal information collected, stored and used by Aboutpixel is generally not passed on to any third parties. Personal information shall only then be passed on to any third parties where this is required in the scope of performance of the contract and rendering of the services pursuant to the usage and licensing conditions and for asserting our claims and rights, where we are obliged to disclose this information by law or where you have specially agreed that your information be passed on.


9. Cookies

To improve ease of use and to optimize its websites, Aboutpixel uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files locally stored on your computer. Some of the cookies used are deleted after the browser session is ended or the browser is closed (session cookies). We also use cookies that remain present after this (persistent cookies). Aboutpixel uses these cookies, e.g., for long-term identification.

In general, browsers offer the possibility of changing settings to control the acceptance of cookies. Depending on function, the acceptance of cookies can be prevented generally or individually on request. However, we inform you that some functions on the aboutpixel websites may be limited in their function if you do not accept cookies.



10. Google Analytics

On its websites, aboutpixel uses the Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google) web analysis service "Google Analytics" for evaluation purposes. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies (number 8), i.e. text files stored on your computer to enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google shall use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to collect reports on the website activities for the website operators and to render additional services in connection with website and internet use. Google shall, if required, also pass this information on to third parties where third parties process this information for Google. In no case shall Google link your IP address to other Google data. You may also prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we inform you that you may, in this case, not be able to fully use all functions of the aboutpixel websites. By using the aboutpixel websites, you agree to the information collected on you being processed by Google in the way described above and for the purpose described above.


11. Data Security

Aboutpixel takes technical and organizational safety provisions to protect your personal data from loss, manipulation or unauthorized access by third parties. The technical procedures used for this continue to be developed and improved. However, we inform you that full and absolute protection cannot be guaranteed.


12. Information / Revocation /Data Protection Contact

On request, aboutpixel will give you information on the data stored with us that is linked to you or your alias. To request such information and to ask any questions, please contact datenschutz@aboutpixel.de.

You also have the right to revoke any consent given for the collection and use of your personal information. Furthermore, you may have us change, lock or delete the data we have stored on you where this is not contrary to the execution of our usage and licensing conditions or the assertion of our rights. For this, also observe the provisions in the usage and licensing conditions. Where the information cannot be deleted due to statutory retention and provision periods, you may have your information locked. For this, please send an email to datenschutz@aboutpixel.de.


13. Version

This data privacy statement is the version from 01 August 2009.