GÖTTINGER VERLAG DER KUNST GmbH
General manager Gert W. Schwab
Phone: +49 551 38 48 58 -90
Fax: +49 551 38 48 58 -99
Types of data processed:
- stock data (e.g. names, addresses).
- contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers)
- content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos)
- usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times)
- meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses)
Categories of data subjects
Visitors and users of the online offer (in the following we will refer to the persons concerned collectively as »users«).
Purpose of the processing
- provision of our online offer, its functions and contents
- answering of contact requests and communication with users
- security measures
- range measurement/marketing
»Personal data« shall refer to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as »data subject«); an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. a cookie) or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
»Processing« means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether with or without automatic means. The term is broad and covers virtually all processing of data.
»Responsible person« shall refer to the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
Relevant legal bases
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not stated in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a, and Art. 7 GDPR; the legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our services and implementing contractual measures and answering enquiries is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR; the legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our legal obligations is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR; and the legal basis for processing for the purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 paragraph 1 letter d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
Cooperation with contracted processors and third parties
If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of a legal authorisation (e.g. if the data must be transferred to third parties, such as payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b GDPR for the fulfilment of the contract), if you have given your consent, if a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this is done in the context of using the services of third parties or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this will only take place if it is done to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we will only process in or transfer the data to a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR. This means that the processing is carried out, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a level of data protection corresponding to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA through the »Privacy Shield«) or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called »standard contractual clauses«).
Rights of data subjects
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not the data in question is being processed and to obtain information about this data and to receive further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.
According to Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning yourself or the correction of incorrect data concerning yourself.
In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the data concerning you be deleted immediately, or alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to demand that the processing of the data be restricted.
You have the right to demand that the data concerning you, which you have made available to us, be received in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to demand that it be passed on to other responsible parties.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR.
Right of withdrawal
You have the right to revoke any consent granted in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future.
Right of objection
You can object to the future processing of data concerning you at any time in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR. The objection may be made against processing for the purposes of direct advertising in particular.
Cookies and right of objection for direct advertising
»Cookies« are small files that are stored on the user’s computer. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after a visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or »session cookies« or »transient cookies«, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes their browser. In such a cookie, for example, the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be stored. Cookies are described as »permanent« or »persistent« if they remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if users visit the site after several days. Likewise, userinterests can be stored in such a cookie, which are then used for range measurement or marketing purposes. Third-party »cookies« are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for the online offer (otherwise, they are called »first-party cookies«).
If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.
Deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in their processing in accordance with articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted. This means that the data are blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax law reasons.
In accordance with legal requirements in Germany, data are stored in particular for 6 years in accordance with § 257 Paragraph 1 HGB (commercial books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual financial statements, commercial letters, accounting vouchers, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 Paragraph 1 AO (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).
According to legal requirements in Austria, the storage is carried out in particular for 7 J according to § 132 para. 1 BAO (accounting documents, records/invoices, accounts, vouchers, business documents, statement of income and expenditure, etc.), for 22 years in connection with real estate and for 10 years in the case of documents in connection with electronically provided services, telecommunications, radio and television services provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU member states and for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.
Additionally, we process:
- Contract data (e.g., subject matter of the contract, duration, customer category)
- Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history)
from our customers, interested parties and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.
The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services as well as technical maintenance services which we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.
In doing so, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of contract processing agreement).
Collection of access data and log files
We, or our hosting provider, on the basis of our legitimate interests as defined in Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f. GDPR collect data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the requesting provider.
For security reasons (e.g. to clarify misuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidence purposes is excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been clarified.
Order processing in the online shop and customer account
We process the data of our customers in the context of the order procedures in our online shop, in order to enable them to select and order the chosen products and services, as well as their payment and delivery, or execution.
The processed data includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and about the persons concerned: our customers, interested parties and other business partners. The processing is carried out for the purpose of providing contractual services within the operation of an online shop, billing, delivery and customer services. We use session cookies to store the contents of the shopping cart and permanent cookies to store the login status.
The processing is based on art. 6 para. 1 lit. b (execution of order processes) and c (legally required archiving) GDPR. The information marked as required is necessary to justify and fulfil the contract. We disclose the data to third parties only within the scope of delivery, payment or within the scope of the legal permits and obligations to legal advisors and authorities. The data will only be processed in third countries if this is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract (e.g. on customer request for delivery or payment).
Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by viewing their orders. During the registration process, the required mandatory data will be provided to the users. The user accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, on the condition that their safekeeping is necessary for reasons of commercial or tax law in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR. Data in the customer account will remain until its deletion with subsequent archiving in case of a legal obligation. It is the responsibility of the users to save their data in case of termination before the end of the contract.
Within the scope of registration and renewed logins and use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's need for protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. As a matter of principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR.
Deletion takes place after the expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of storing the data is reviewed every three years; in the case of statutory archiving obligations, deletion takes place after their expiry (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) storage obligation).
Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management
We process data within the framework of administrative tasks as well as the organisation of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. Throughout this procedure, we process the same data as within the scope of providing our contractual services. The basis for processing is Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. c. GDPR, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f., Art. 28 GDPR. Data subjects affected by the processing are: customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors. The purpose of and our interest in the processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organisation, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that serve to maintain our business activities, perform our tasks and provide our services. The deletion of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the data mentioned in these processing activities.
We disclose or transfer data to the tax authorities, consultants, such as tax advisors or auditors, as well as other fee agencies and payment service providers
Furthermore, we store information on suppliers, event organisers and other business partners on the basis of our business interests, e.g. for the purpose of contacting them at a later date. We store these mostly company-related data permanently.
Optionally, users can create a user account. During the registration process, the required data will be provided to the users. The data entered during registration is used for the purpose of using the offer. Users can be informed by e-mail about information relevant to the offer or registration, such as changes in the scope of the offer or technical circumstances. If users have cancelled their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to their safekeeping is necessary for reasons of commercial or tax law in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR. It is the responsibility of the users to back up their data before the end of the contract if they have terminated it. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the term of the contract.
Within the scope of the use of our registration and login functions as well as the use of the user account, we will save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. This data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR. The IP addresses are anonymised or deleted after 7 days at the latest.
When contacting us (e.g. by contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the user's details are processed for the purpose of handling the contact request and its processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. The user's details may be stored in a customer relationship management system (»CRM system«) or comparable enquiry organisation.
We delete the enquiries if they are no longer required. We review the necessity every two years; furthermore, the statutory archiving obligations apply.