ESSENTIAL
PROTECTION OF PRIVACY


Controller for the purposes of data protection legislation:

Westend61 GmbH
Schwanthalerstraße 86
80336 München

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. For this reason, Westend61 GmbH collects, processes and uses your personal data only in accordance with the relevant applicable statutory provisions and this policy.

Collection, processing and use of personal data

If you register with Westend61 GmbH, we have to ask you for your name, your email address, your company name and your address. Westend61 warrants that these data will are saved for internal purposes only and will not be sold to third parties. Further information, such as bank details or credit card numbers, will be collected only if you wish to create an account at Westend61 GmbH and pay by credit card.

Right of access to data, correction, blocking or deletion of data and revocation

You can request access to your recorded personal data at any time. You are entitled to demand correction, deletion or blocking of incorrect data. Any consent granted for the collection, processing or use of your personal data may be limited or revoked at any time with effect for the future. In this case, the personal data recorded by us will be deleted without delay, unless they are necessary for the processing of business transactions or subject to a statutory duty of retention. Data that may not be deleted due to opposing statutory provisions will be blocked until the statutory duty of retention has expired and deleted afterwards.

Please send your enquiries to service@westend61.de

SSL Technology

To process the booking, we need your name, address and details about the desired payment terms. Westend61 GmbH protects its customers against credit card abuse by encrypting the data with SSL (= Secure Sockets Layer) technology.

Cookies

For convenience of use, visiting our website requires the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files stored on the hard drive of your computer that allow users to be recognised but not personally identified. In this way, your search result, Lightbox and order can be associated with you and saved through your account. Our server also requires this identification for the download of printable image data. Westend61 GmbH warrants that the cookies transmitted by us are limited to your activities on our website. Your actions on our website identified by our cookies will not be transmitted to third parties.

You can generally prevent the storing of cookies or select settings that require your permission before cookies can be placed by changing the standard settings of your internet browser accordingly. You can also delete cookies placed on your hard drive through your browser. Please note that an objection to the use of cookies is generally resolved by placing an objection cookie. This means that a new cookie is placed on your computer, which prevents that information from being transmitted to the operator of the internet website. If you delete your cookies, you will also delete your objection cookie.

If you use several browsers, you must adapt your settings in each of your browsers. For further information, please consult your browser’s instructions. If you object to the placing of cookies, the use of the functions of the website may be impaired, and you may not be able to fully use all functions.

Piwik

This website uses Piwik, an open source software which statistically analyses visits to the website. Piwik uses so-called “cookies”, text files stored on your computer, which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this internet service is saved on the provider’s server in Germany. The IP will be anonymised immediately after processing and before it is saved.

If you do not consent to the collection of data by Piwik, you can prevent the storing of cookies by means of a setting in your browser software. Alternatively, you can disable the collection of data by Piwik here. If you chose this option, an objection cookie will be placed, and Piwik will be prevented from collecting data.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of the data collected by Piwik about you in the manner described above and for the purposes indicated above.

Use of Facebook, Google+ and Twitter plugins (social plugins)

On our website, we use so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the Facebook and Google+ social networks and the Twitter micro blogging service. These services are offered by Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Twitter Inc. (“Providers”).

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). For an overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance, please see here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). For an overview of the Google plugins and their appearance, please see here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). For an overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance, please see here: https://about.twitter.com/cs/resources/buttons

If you retrieve a page of our website that includes such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook, Google or Twitter services. The content of the plugin will be transmitted by the respective provider directly to your browser and integrated in the webpage. By integrating the plugins, the providers receive the information that your browser has retrieved the matching page of our website, even if you do not have a profile or are not currently logged in. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted by your browser directly to a server of the respective provider in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to one of these services, the providers can directly assign the visit on our website to your profile on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by clicking the “Like”, the “+1” or the “Twitter” button, the corresponding information will also be transmitted directly to a server of the provider and stored there. The information will also be published in the social network or on your Twitter account and displayed there for your contacts.

For details about the purpose and scope of the data collection, and the further processing and use of the data by the providers, as well as your related rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please see the privacy policies of the providers.

Privacy policy of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Privacy policy of Google: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html
Privacy policy of Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy

If you do not want Google, Facebook or Twitter to associate the data collected through our website directly with your profile in the respective service, you must log out of the corresponding service prior to visiting our website. You can prevent the loading of the plugins as such by using add-ons for your browser, e.g. the „NoScript“ script blocker.